Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Some Dangerous Excitment

I ran a few errands this morning and came straight home.

Fred and I sat in the screen room and I read and Fred the mighty hunter chased flies. After a while we came in as the reading was making me need a nap. Of course it only lasted about 5 min.

I had a salad and while I was eating I was checking e-mails and FB and my blog.

On fb I saw a picture of a huge fire on my friends blog and it was right in Show Low. Seems there is a pellet company with a very bad safety record. And for the 6th time they had a huge fire. To make matters worse they are right next door to a propane company. The picture was quite scary looking indeed. This time of year you do not need any kind of fire at all.  I hear it is now maintained and no explosions occurred.

Just yesterday a I picked up a flyer on evacuations up here and I also now keep my gas tank full. I have extra gallons of water and bottles water too.  I think I will go back to the Rangers station and pick up more of the flyer's to give to my neighbors and leave some with the office.
As I am sitting here and it is cooling down I can smell the burning wood.

Good Night All.


  1. You never can be too prepared Jo, Mel and I are always ready to bug out and a couple of years ago we were put to the test in Seibert Colorado when we had to evacuate for a grain terminal fire, I was out of there in less than 15 minutes.

  2. Scary stuff, not smart having that plant next to a propane place. Stay safe.

  3. Good morning John.

    I can be out of here just that fast too. After that big fire up here 3 yrs ago I make sure I am always ready to go.

    Hello Teri,

    Yes it is very scary. People who live here year round are ready to see it gone even though they use the product for their wood stoves and fireplaces.

  4. Friends have on of those pellet stoves in NY on Lake Champlain. They swear by them. So I would think they would cause quite a fire as evidenced by your photo.

  5. Fires anywhere scar me. Glad to hear you're prepared.

  6. Hi Phyllis,

    It sure did. Read some comments on fb and they said they could see the flames from a few places in town.

    Hi Trouble,

    It sure is scary. I don't know who was there first but at this point I think the pellet place needs to go. 6 fires in that many years is not a comfort to anyone.

  7. Oh, Jo! Stay safe!!! Glad you are keeping your gas tank full. I don't like mine to ever get below 1/2 just in case I have to get out of Dodge!