Friday, July 5, 2013

Lightning, Smoke and Fire!

Hope everyone had a safe and fun
4th of July!

Bailey will be doing a lot of this today
as he likes to bark at all the firework noise

which goes on half the night around here
so no one gets much sleep.
Mom was a little nervous cause it has
been very hot here and the wind
came up just before dark.
We did not want to see a repeat of last weekend
Last Saturday we had a late evening
thunder storm come through
Sunday evening we heard sirens
and then fire trucks started going up our road.

Then we saw the smoke
and more and more fire trucks going up the road
2 1/2 Mile Road Fire

Before long it looked like this only a few miles
from our house!!
It is thought that the fire was caused by the
lightning the night before.
Dad got out the garden hose to have it ready
in case we needed it.

On Monday the wind came up again
and the fire grew from
125 acres to over 1000 acres
<p>A fire from Sunday night flared up again just east of 2 1/2 mile Road northeast of Chubbuck.  The fire is suppose to be contained sometime Monday night.  The fire is on the border of Bannock County and the Fort Hall Reservation.</p>
Do you see the spotter plane??
This tanker truck was going to fill up from
the irrigation canal and Dad was there ready to help.
Thankfully the fire went up into the hills
and not down into the houses below
No structures were lost.
We thank all the hard working emergency people
that helped keep us safe!
Have a great weekend everybody!!
We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta


Sarge said...

Wow, furiends, that's such a horrible fire! I'm glad it went away from the houses, but sorry for the critters in its path. It's always good to thank the heroes who are there when help is needed. I hope you all had a marvelous 4th!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Molly The Wally said...

OMD thank God it went up the hill and you were all safe. We agree with Sarge we hope all the critters got away. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

rottrover said...

WOWZERS!! Glad that fire went away from you. We live in fire country as well, and we've had a very dry year!! Get some rest, Bailey. You're safe for another year!!

-Bart, Ruby and Otto

easyweimaraner said...

I cross my paws for all peeps and pets. I'm glad you are safe. Have a great friday and thanks to all firefighters and their helpers.

finnhoward said...

OMD OMD OMD, that blaze got really really close! We are glad you are all ok!!! Hope you had a nice holiday yesterday, full of extra hot dog bits in your kibble!

Murphy said...

We worry about fires too! But we don't worry about those noises from fireworks. Mom doesn't understand why but we totally ignore them. Mom says, "Thank Goodness!"

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

GOOSE said...

That fire was CLOSE! It is so hot and dry I just don't understand why people feel the need to send their fireworks up in the air and then they come down, sometimes, in dry dry areas.

Adi said...

Glad to hear that everyone was safe! I would have been really scared to see a fire near my neighborhood, thank goodness for firefighters!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

oMD O M D OMD that fire was so CLOSE to you... Thankfully it went AWAY. WHEW. Hope you get some RAIN and no lightning to cause any more fires. WE are so GLAD that you are all safe and that NO BUDDY lost their homes.

Noodles said...

Whew! That was a close one. Glad the Fourth went by without incident.
Love Noodles

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That must have been terrifying. We are glad your house was safe. How terrible for all the animals that live in the woods.
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Susie and Sidebite said...

OH WOW, thats not good, so glad it went the other way, hope you get some rain to help slow that down!

The Mad Scots and Trainee said...

OMP! That fire was like RIGHT BY YOU GUYS! I'm so glad you are all safe. I used to live in Los Angeles, and there seemed to be fires in the hills like every year. We were never really close enough for the fire to be threatening but you could certainly smell the smoke and see ash in the air.

Anyway, hope you guys have a great weekend!And let Bailey know he's not the only one who doesn't like fireworks. They stink.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh that fire looks very scary. I am glad no one got hurt.

Ellen Gawthorp said...

WOW ... we are so glad you are safe!

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

Keisha said...

Oh my goodness! I am so happy u are okay.

Wyatt said...

Stay safe Pug Pals, this time of year can be scary when it is dry.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Ruby said...

I saw this on the news, and I was thinkin' abouts you guys! I sure am glads you guys are safe!!! Those winds can be almost as unnerving as the fireworks!
Ruby ♥

sprinkles said...

We had quite the windstorm too! It cleared up just in time for the fireworks though. Sorry to hear about the fire. I'm glad you're all OK.

Murray's Mouth said...

That fire looks just awful!

chicamom85 said...

I am so glad that you are all safe!!

Loveys Sasha

GizmoGeodog said...

Oh dear Pugs, that fire looks awfully scary...glad it didn't come any closer...Momz & I hug out with furriends all day and I even got some BBQ rib YUM! Happy Saturday!

Mollie said...

OMD that must of been so frighting for you all, we are so pleased every buddie stayed safe.xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

tubby3pug said...

What a scary fire u sure r brave
Urban hounds

Payton's mom said...

I am so glad you all are safe!

stellaroselong said...

we are also so glad you are safe..we have been watching the fires on the news.
stella rose