Two days ago, fire ran through Texas, especially in my city. Not just in my city but a block from my house. The wind (which was very high) was thankfully blowing the fire to the side of us. I was scared out of my mind, all I own is in this house. I could see the flames and how fast it was spreading. I grabed my water hose and started wetting my yard down incase the wind changed direction. If it had in less then 5 minutes it would have been at my house. I watched as they started evacuating every one from our sub develpment. The chanel 5 news and chanel 8 news vans were in the park across the street from my house. They landed 2 hellicoptors in the ball park, and set up camp right there by the pool. We have no hydrants so they used the pools to refill the fire trucks.
Twenty-six homes in my gated community were burned to the ground, 14 homes are unlivable at this time. It is a sad time for them people. I am gathering all the clothes that my kids no longer fit into, and taking it to the families that lost there home. I am so thankful it was not blowing south for a change.
The way my trailer is set up, most of the time the wind rips my screen door out of my hands, but on this day if you didn't hold it, it would slam closed on you. I was truly lucky. I feel so sorry for the families that lost there home, it all started from a group of kids with fireworks. We are in a drought, the parents should have known better than to allow there kids to play with fire works.... It says in the name FIRE works may cause FIRE. I am sure the parents are in huge trouble. What price do you think she will have to pay? They are 100% responsible for all the damage done. I wonder if they will be arrested, I know they can't pay for it, hell they lost there home too. It is a sad day in our neighborhood for real.
There were fires in Granbury, Cresson, Arlington, Kennedale, and a few other places in the DFW metropolitan area. Twenty to thirty mile an hour winds spread the fires rapidly. I have no idea what the total home loss is for all, but I know here in Granbury it was a huge amount.
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