Lightning Sparked Wildfire

This is the view from our house tonight before going to bed.

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The dim lights just left of center is my sister-in-law's house. The three lights just right of center are our shops. A little too close for comfort!

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Here's a closer look at the fire above my sister-in-law's house (the two dots at lower right). The other two lights are pivot lights, the red is taillights from a firetruck. Although it looks close the fire is still about four miles away from their house.

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The bigger fire is above the shops, again about four miles to the top of the mountain. Fire trucks have passed our house. The farm has our water truck filled and other equipment ready to be used just in case. I'll update with more photos in the morning. It may be a long night!

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Here's the view at 7 am. Still very smoky, but not too bad.

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And here it is at 9 am.

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Still burning but not as smoky as before. The pale yellow green is a wheat field. The wheat is just beginning to turn golden. The fire is still a couple of miles away. It's actually at least four miles away. We went to town this morning and could see from that vantage point that the fire was farther away than we thought. Hurray! It's not threatening any farms so far.

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  1. Oh wow! I hope everything turns out okay. We had a bit happier light to view tonight: Canada Day Fireworks. I hope you get to enjoy some happier fireworks in a few days too.

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  2. That is a little too close for comfort! We sure have been plagued with wildfires in Colorado. Sadly, the worst was man made. Destroyed around 400 homes, including the parents home of one of my husband's employees! Hope that you all remain safe and your home and business remain untouched! (Your sis-in-law included!)

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  3. Hoping you and neighbors are safe. Sadly, we watched our bishop's house burn down at 4:00 am this morning. Family is safe and material things can be replaced. Greatful for a loving community that will rally behind them to help rebuild.

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    1. Oh no! I'm glad everyone is safe. What a hard thing to experience.

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  4. I hope all is well today. Praying for you.

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  5. Glad that all is well so far. I will keep your family and those in that area in prayer. Keep us up to date.

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  6. Whew, glad things aren't as bad as they may have looked last night!

    We had a crazy, sudden wind storm today. It knocked out all the power where my husband works, so hundreds of people went home. I ended up right in the thick of it when the wind blew huge piles of dust around so bad that I couldn't see where I was going or the other cars! It was pretty scary for a minute until I got past the empty lots full of nothing but dirt.

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  7. We will be praying for your family's protection, and for those dedicated firefighters!

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  8. Stay safe. Praying for rain. Gravel Roads sent me.

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