Right now there is wild fire burning fairly close to our home and our nearest neighbors have been put on alert to be prepared to evacuate. We are heeding the order also and have gathered all important papers, photos and precious keepsakes and loaded them in our car so that we can leave at a moments notice. Of course, we would gather our precious animals at that time.
The fire has burned about 150 acres and is moving pretty fast as there are gusty winds blowing through the terribly dry terrain. The firefighters are not able to drive directly into the burning acreage as there are no roads, so they are using helicopters with water buckets and men with shovels (they have to hike to the area). These types of fires are very unpredictable and can move very fast...a very dangerous situation to be sure.
Would you be so kind as to pray for the safety of our dear neighbors, the brave firefighters and my sweet family out here on the homestead?
UPDATE: The firefighters just stopped by our homestead...tomorrow they are going to use our pond to fill the bucket that the helicopter carries and dumps on the fire, as it is now almost dark I believe they will resume with the flights in the morning. The fire is now over 500 acres and is still not under control, but no evacuations as of 7:15pm MST.