Fire Today, Pictures

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by Sweet Gum Minis, May 27, 2008.

  1. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Around 5pm today my daughter and I went out to toss hay out to the goats and I heard a siren and saw a cop car go down the road but thought little of it until I turned around in the driveway and saw the fire...

    *Photos maybe big, didn't resize before uploading*

    There is a creek behind the doe barn about 30-40 feet away but its a steep banked creek so the fire would have jumped it. We're surrounded by kudzu and vines so the fire spreads pretty quick.

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    You can see most of the does and kids in this photo while I was wetting down the barn and brush. I didn't want those hot embers to catch anything over here on fire.
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    Driveway view...
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    View from the tracks which run behind our house. These tracks are old and abandoned. People walk them and that's how they think the fire was started. Kids.
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    The big tree on the right is on our property...
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    The brought in bull dozers and cleared a break to contain the fire. Then they brought in the hoses and sprayed it down. Here's what it was like after they sprayed it down around 7:30pm...
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    Hubby, Steve and son Matthew...
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    Steve, Matthew and daughter Hannah...
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    View back to our place. Bottom building is the doe barn, building above that to the left is the storage building and our house.
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    Needless to say we were freaking out and are so thankful its over.
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Ashley, Thank God you were spared!! My goodness that had to have been very scary for you and your family...there was definately a guardian Angel at your place today.
     

  3. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Yes we were very lucky and I'm so thankful! :pray:
     
  4. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    What an eventful day you have had!!! I am so glad everyone is safe. :pray:
     
  5. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    I think of all the "natural disasters" fire has got to rank among the top "things I fear the most". Thank God everyone's OK.
     
  6. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    They came out again last night to check it and were out again this morning with fire trucks spraying it. Some new fires had popped up. They said it was too hot to get all the hot spots out so it'll smolder but should just sizzle out. They're watching it.
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I know I told you this on IM but boy I am so thankful you all are safe and the goats too. That is CRAZY close to the house!
     
  8. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    That is scary!!! Thank the Lord you and your goats are all ok!!
     
  9. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Thanks everyone! They've been out here several times today checking. There are small fires still going and it did rain today. Some kids on a 4-wheeler came up to us to let us know there's another fire spot going on so that was good that they're watching out too.
     
  10. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Oh my gosh - I am so sorry - but I am glad that you all and all the goaties are ok!!! Was it sparked by the train??
     
  11. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Well, Thank the Lord that you are all ok.
     
  12. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    That tracks not used so no it wasn't by a train. People walk the tracks sometimes so its hard to say how it happened. The forestry commition thought it was kids and he did talk to some.
     
  13. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    well hopefully :pray: It will not happen again....
     
  14. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Thank goodness it's still green (although maybe it's always green there???) If it had been drying that would have been so hard to stop.
    I'm glad that people were on top of it and got it reported so fast.
    Scary.
     
  15. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I can not believe they did not evacuate you. That was really really close or it just looked that way. Are the goats ok? Was the smoke bad around them?
     
  16. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Under all that fresh kudzu is tons of dry dead kudzu from last year. That stuff just dies where it is and turns brittly brown. So that's what caught fire so easily and let it spread so fast.

    It has rained some today, not enough to ensure all the last embers are out though.
     
  17. Hailee's Herd

    Hailee's Herd New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Michigan
  18. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    Thank goodness you are all okay. We had our barn burn down a long time ago-lost all of the kid crop for that year-thankfully we didn't lose our house though or any of the big goats.