It's unfathomable to think that 695 square miles have burned, 1,609 homes have been destroyed and families have been forever changed at the hands of an arsonist (or several). It's hard enough to imagine when you see the images on TV but to look out your kitchen window and see flames peeking over the hill is just terrifying.
For some of us who were "in the line of fire", that day started out like any other Sunday in October. My family set out for the pumpkin patch late that morning. Fun, right? No. Our 2-year-old was extremely out of character and having none of the patch festivities. In fact, our Thomas the Train aficionado was completely against even riding the "choo choo" - repeatedly saying "bye bye" to send us the signal it was time to go.
Less than three hours after we left the pumpkin patch...it was destroyed by fire...
Did our little psychic have a bad feeling? Could he have actually saved us from danger? Whether he did or didn't, he's gotten a couple of extra cookies this week. (and don't even think about writing that I shouldn't reward my life-saver with treats)
Shoulda named that kid "Lassie".
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|Click on an image to see more photos from after the fire.|