Monday, March 20, 2017

Massive Fire in OP


We have received a number of emails about the big fire in OP and concern for us. We are fine, but we are pretty close to the fire.  The fire has consumed a brand new large apartment/office complex about four miles north of us under construction for the past 2-3 years and just ready to begin leasing units.  In addition at least 12 homes within two miles of the fire have caught on fire from heat radiation and/or flying embers.

As you can see, we are safely tucked away in our home.  There is quite a bit of smoky smell outside.  One of the apartment structures is still burning three hours after the fire began.  The good news is that only one injury has been reported so far, and it is minor injuries to a firefighter. Over 50 fire companies are here from all over the area, some from as far away as 50 miles.  Because there is some wind in the area, there is still a risk of flying embers, but we are pretty sure we are far enough away.  If you want to see more about the fire, you can see it HERE, our local NBC TV affiliate.


Thanks to all who thought about us.  Please keep all those affected by the fire in your thoughts and prayers.  It is wonderful that it doesn't appear that there were any serious injuries but there is a huge loss of property.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

31 comments:

Milo and Jet said...

Fires can be very scary things but we are glad to hear you are both safe and sound at your home. We send our prayers in the hope the fire is put out quickly. Milo & Jet

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD....We didn't hear about this down here in Florida. I'm so glad you're safe. Fires are scary. We've been having large brush fires down here that destroyed a few homes in the Naples area. One fire burned almost 8,000 acres and was just contained a couple of days ago. The fires aren't that close to us but we have a bad smoky smell here too so we know what you're going through.

Stay safe!

Hugs

Christmas said...

So glad you're safe!

Louis the Blogging Dog said...

OMD! It sounds scary! It is so ood that the fire did not reach your house!
Your Furend
Louis Dog Armstrong

Painter Pack said...

So glad to see this! I was very concerned.

Stay safe and thanks for the quick update!!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

Oh my, that is scary. Please stay safe. Praying for the effected by the fire.

Ruby said...

OMD, that is super duper scary!!!! I didn't knows about it! Oh man, Ma better pick her newsie station better! I'm glads no one was seriously hurt, butts man, that sucks for everyone! Sendin' lots of POTP to the peeps affected!!!
You guys stay safe, and keeps chewin'....☺
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Idaho PugRanch said...

we had not heard about your fire! Fires are so very scary - we are glad that your are OK
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

KB Bear said...

I'm so glad that you're okay. We had a nearby fire too. However, the wind was blowing it away from us so we, personally, were okay. There are always losses though.

It looks like winter is finally going to return here. Thank goodness.

Mark Muller said...

I'm so glad you are at a safe place... fire is a scary thing, even the smell in the makes my fur to a bottle brush...

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We had no idea about the fire. We are pawing that you stay safe. And sending purrs to all who need them.

Molly the AireGirl said...

We are so happy to hear that you're okay! Fires are so scary!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Glad you are safe!

Marg said...

Oh that sounds too scary. Glad you are all right. Hope they get that all put out really soon. Sending lots of good thoughts.

Dory and the Mama said...

We are so happy to hear you are safe and sound and pray that the fire is out and there were no further injuries!

Oz theTerrier said...

So glad you are safe! We are keeping everyone affected by the fires in our thoughts!

Kinley Westie said...

Yikes, that's scary!

Casey said...

Ooh, fires are skeery! We're glad you and your house are okay.

Millie and Walter said...

We are glad to hear you aren't affected by the fire. That sure must have been scary to have such a huge fire so close to you.

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my sweet Woos thank you for the update.
This is just so sad...and we know exactly how you feel. Just about a week ago we had a huge fire in downtown Raleigh at a 50 million dollar apartment complex and multi purpose bldg that was also under construction. It was built in the new 'style' of building, that of course is cheaper, it is called pedestal building. Foundation concrete. The remaining building all lumber
just a tinderbox waiting for a fire. Evidently this new style is all the rage all over the USA...sounds like building codes need to be addresse

Many purrs for all affected.
Hugs madi your bffff

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We're glad you're safe.

Purrs,
The Chans

Caren Gittleman said...

Thank goodness you are ok! are you in Colorado? Those were the only fires I heard about (not sure what "OP" is) DakotasDen

Two French Bulldogs said...

How scary. So happy ever buddy is safe
Lily & Edward

acd6pack said...

We're very glad you are ok, we didn't know about the fire. Stay safe!

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! What a huge fire! Too bad about all the damage, but glad no one was seriously injured.

onespoiledcat said...

Oh dear.....so sorry for those where the fire is AND it's scary that there's a chance of embers causing MORE fires. Stay safe....we will be praying that things will be alright for EVERYONE.....

Love, Angel Sam and Ted

Molly T. said...

we're so glad to hear all is well with you and your hoomans. Fires are scary things for peeps and animals. Praying for every ones safety there in your area.

Molly and my Mom @The Fast and The Furriest

http://thefastandthefurriestat.weebly.com/

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We are certainly glad that you aren't any closer. What a huge fire. We're used to hearing about bushfires, but that sounds quite scary. Lots of buildings. Good news that there weren't many injuries, and most of those are minor. Stay tucked up out of the smoke.

Brian said...

We are so glad y'all are safe and will be praying you stay that way!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WHEW..... we are SO glad that YOU are safe.

Sue said...

Your big fire was on TV here. It looked really scary.