This happened in My World last Wednesday afternoon here in our Piedmont Golf Course Community in Haymarket, VA.
My neighbors and I counted 15 firetrucks that came thru our gated community to fight this house fire. There were just as many or more police vehicles and ambulences responding to this fire that destroyed three homes and severly damaged the siding on a fourth house.
This was the first time I have ever seen a hook and ladder unit in operation fighting the flames that were whipped about by the blowing fall winds. Actually there were two hook and ladder units fighting the blazes. One in front of the townhouses and on at the back of the townhouses. If you click on the photo above, you can see the fiery inferno on the main floor of this townhouse. Luckily everyone was away at the time for this particular townhouse but a pet dog had to be rescued by firefighters. Some Final Thoughts
The Prince William Fire and Rescue squads as well at the Prince William Police need to be commended for their quick response and the efficient manner in which they fought this fire. Three homes were condemned and the homeowners had just three and half hours to go into the smoldering ruins and retrieve any valuables that they wanted to retrieve. After that the houses were boarded up and placed off limits to everyone. One family had three children and the youngest, a girl, came home from school on her birthday to find her house in flames and her birthday presents on fire! Kindhearted neighbors who heard about this went out and bought birthday presents for her as well as clothes and shoes.
Detour by mouse to the blog I have listed under My Blog List to see a bunch of babies dressed up for Halloween. Look for Jenn and Terry.
My daughter did a split picture: the babies in drag at the 2007 party at her house and the same group plus a few others in this past Saturday's 2008 party at her house. The little fellow dressed as Mickey Mouse and holding a sippy cup is my pride and joy: my grandson Jack! He was a little out of it because he had just gotten his first chickenpox vaccination.