Friday, June 22, 2012

Scary Day in Saratoga Springs, Utah

This morning I got word that the mountain we lived on the side of was on fire and it wasn't looking good.  The pictures started out looking like just a wildfire on the top of the mountain but as the day went on, it got worse.  

Our old subdivision; Jacobs Ranch where we use to live was evacuated in the early afternoon along with Stillwater and others.  

This is a picture of a neighboring subdivision early this morning.  The smoke is thick and dark, not a good sign.  They said the winds had picked up and it was changing direction and moving fast.  At the time this picture was taken, it had only burned 750 acres.  By the time the National news had come on, Lester Holt reported it had burned 4000 acres.  This is one fast moving fire.

My old neighbor Joy took this picture of the fire plane from her driveway.  She lives on street up from us.  To me, this is a little too close.  I later saw on her facebook that someone commented that this plane saved their house. How surreal.

The picture above is of our old street.  We lived two doors down from the house on the right.  This picture was taken at 10:30 this morning so you can only imagine how close it is now.  I am hoping that everyone is safe and as one neighbor said "I just hope we have a house to come home to".  
Please keep the community of Saratoga Springs, Utah, the fire fighters, police and all emergency personnel in your thoughts.

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