The other night Mary and I were awakened to what sounded like gunfire, and a lot of it. I jumped out of bed and flung open the front door. This was the sight that hit us in the face. Our neighbor’s house was fully involved on fire.
Mary called 911, while I headed over to render assistance. Our neighbors had gotten out safely, but saved very little of their belongings. They have no insurance.
The fire department arrived quickly, but it was still too late to save the house.
Fortunately, they have family nearby. It was a surreal experience and so tragic for our neighbors.
It started when embers from a burn pile blew into the house. They started the burn pile earlier that day, then the wind came up.