It was a weird morning.
I was awakened by my phone ringing at about 6 am this morning. I was sure as heck not going to answer the phone. Then I hear my SIL’s voice on the answering machine saying something about a house on fire in the neighborhood. (She lives about 6 houses down from me.) So I figure I probably should call her back.
Yep sure enough the house across the house across the street from her had blown up and caught fire from a gas leak ignited by the pilot light on the hot water heater. The garage door had been completely blown off and was out in the street. mangled. :eek: And flames shooting 15+ feet up into the air. Thankfully the lady who lived there, who is really nice, was not hurt.
The FD & PD had our neighborhood blocked off. And the gas company was checking lines and connections. By the time I left they had started to dig up yards along the gas lines (take that stupid HOA board and your stupid grass!!!) There is only one entrance/exit for our little neighhborhood (78 townhomes) so nobody was going anywhere for a while. (oh darn… I won’t be able to make it to work on time- shucks! it’s a good thing I am salaried ) There happened to be a gate fence that can be opened in emergencies on my end of the 'hood (darn)
I called my SIL about an hour ago (1pm here) and she said there were still fire trucks and pocice cars all over and they still had the street blocked . She thought there were still checking for hot spots as they knock down what is left of the house.
Maybe I will post some pics later after I get home from work.
Too much drama for a Tuesday, especially before noon!