Saturday, November 15, 2008

Surrounded by 2 Huge fires

Please be praying for the fire fighters that are battling these HUGE fires that are burning out of control. We have 2 huge fires burning very close to us...we should be safe but there are so many of our friends who have been evacuated. There are over 100 homes that have already been destroyed. The winds are still blowing strong and hard. The smoke and ash is very thick.

These are pictures I took in our front yard!

UPDATE 9:00pm Saturday: Please continue to pray...the 2 major fires by our house are 0% contained and are 1/2mile away from combing into one HUGE fire. The winds are still blowing strong and typically kick up even more at night.

UPDATE 11:30pm Sunday: The winds have died down and the fire shifted north this morning. Thankfully many of our friends were recently allowed back into their homes. One of our friends came home to their backyard scorched but their house untouched...thank you, Jesus! Many are still evacuated and other cities are still in danger. If the winds pick up again, the fire could very easily shift back this way. Once those hot embers get in the air, they can nail houses miles away....this is what's been happening. Please continue to pray as this fire is massive and only 19% contained.

UPDATE Wednesday: Thank you guys for your prayers. We are all good and pretty much smoke free. The fires are fully contained and it appears that all of our friends houses were spared. What a crazy time. You can check one of our sweet friend's blog, Julee...she took these pictures as they were evacuating their house (this was hours before a mandatory evacuation was announced...can only imagine what it looked like then)


10 comments:

Blessed said...

Stacy,
Is this craziness or what? It's so scary. They are evacuating about a mile from our house. Shawna called and she's been evacuated. She's really freaked out.

It's so sad how many of our friends and church families are being affected by this. We are glued to the TV.

Are you guys okay? It's got to be pretty close to you over there. They are anticipating it getting worse after the sun goes down. I'm keeping you and everyone else in prayer.

*Overflowing* said...

It is sooo erie! I can't believe it...street names of friends...businesses that we shop at on fire. We've been glued to the computers (we don't have tv)...I've gotten nothing done today :)

We are good...the kids are nervous but I think we'll be okay. The fire is 4 miles from us.

My concern is if the Brea fire and the YL fire merge and they are definietly on that path!

If you guys need anything, don't hesitate to call!!!

God's Girl said...

Oh Stacy, we are praying for you guys! Stay safe!

Love you!
Julie

krazzymommy said...

We are praying for all of you! We used to live right off of Gypsum & the 91 so it is weird to hear all the familiar street names and stores in that area. We have many family and friends scattered in that area, I am afraid some may be losing their homes. God Bless you guys and may He give you wisdom and peace.

~Monica L.
(Used to attend CC)

Jill said...

WOW! That is scary! Extra prayers for the firefighters AND your family tonight!
Be safe!

Karen said...

How scary! I will certainly be praying for your family too, as well as, the brave fire fighters and all the families affected by the fires.

Anonymous said...

So are you sleeping tonight or staying up? I've been watching on TV, especially concerned about K's house. Don't know the area very well, so it's hard to figure out exactly where the fires are.
Courtney

Debbie B said...

Continuing to pray for you and the house.

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

Praying for you, sweetie!!! I can't even imagine...

Jonni said...

This is terrible. I have been reading about how terrible these fires are and I am praying for your family's safety.

Hugs,
Jonni