It's never good when you wake up and one of the first words you hear is "Fire!"
This morning that happened. My husband woke moments after seven when he heard an explosion and felt it shake the house. Immediatly we were all out of bed. A huge plume of black smoke with leaping flames was directly to the north of our house. Dark clouds of smoke quickly covered our property while the horses ran frantically.
|view from an upstairs window|
It was about a quarter of a mile away where a tanker truck and a small car collided on an expressway. The tanker was full and and the fuel was dispersed on the road and grass. It turned into a grass fire. Thank heaven for excellent firefighters! The winds are out of the North today so it could have come straight towards us. It has taken them two hours to get the fire out. As I write this, the helicopters are still circling outside. Amazingly, everyone survived this accident. This was too close to home!