Monday, January 9, 2012

A Little Bit Close For Comfort



It has been a blustery day here today and tonight a grass fire started in the paddock opposite us.  It is easy to see how quickly a fire spreads as it was a matter of seconds before it had taken off fuelled by the wind.


Luckily the wind was going in the opposite direction but we hosed our front area just in case there were sparks.


To show you how close the fire was this is taken from my front door......  The firies were wonderful and extinguished it in no time.  Well Done Boys !

Hugs - Fee XX

32 comments:

shez said...

OMG so glad that your property wasnt harmed Fee,pretty scary these fires,take care.xx

Heleen Groot said...

Oooh, that is scary! Almost makes me glad for the continuing rain here! Thank heavens for the firies and the extinguished fire....

Christine said...

Oh yes that is close, glad all is ok

barb's creations said...

Glad to hear you and your family are ok,that's way too close for comfort :) Barb'

Kathy said...

Wow - that's close Fee. Glad everything is ok :)

Melody said...

Very scary, so glad that you and your home are Ok

Lib said...

Hopefully we will get rain tonight and that will make sure no sparks are left. How scary for you!

Sarah said...

phew

Joy said...

Ooh Fee that was a bit of a worry ... Definitely too close for comfort! The firies are wonderful, God bless them all!! So glad it didn't get any closer to your place Fee!
Love n hugs,
Joy xxx

Fiona said...

That was close... fires can be so temparamental so glad all is ok for you...
Hugz

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

That was definitely too close for comfort. I'm glad the firies were able to put it out.

Maria said...

Very scary, too close for comfort.
I agree The Firies do such a great job.

Marilyn said...

So good that the wind was blowing the fire away from you. Much too close all the same. So pleased it was brought under control quickly.

Michelle May said...

Oh how scary and how close! Glad all turned out ok!

Maree: said...

Glad it was contained in time..and that you are all OK...Scary Stuff.
xx

Sunnybec said...

OMG that sure was too close for comfort! Glad to hear the wind was in the other direction. Take care.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Ewww, scarey stuff my friend - so glad that you are all safe and your house undamaged.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Too scary for sure Fee!! Glad you and your property are okay though.
♥ K

Tarnyia said...

That was close... the fires in the Western Australian Murchison area have been really bad this summer and there is still a huge one burning up near Carnarvon xxx

Stitchin' time said...

Glad you are safe. It's a bit suspicious that the fire would start in an open paddock near a road at night. Lightning strike or human negligence? On the positive side at least you have a fire break opposite the house now for the rest of summer. Wishing you much rain and cooler days :).
Cheers,
Robyn

Michelle said...

How scary for you...pleased everything turned out OK

Allie said...

Whoa - that is WAY too close for comfort! I'm so glad the fire is out, hon, and that you're safe!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Way to close Fee, glad you safe..

Jo in TAS said...

Ooh that was very close! We're home talk to you a bit later
Hugs
Jo

Michelle Ridgway said...

Glad you are ok...very scary! A bit extreme Fee to get a look at those cut firies. LOL! They do a wonderful job. Amazing guys and gals.

Roseanne said...

A little scary I am glad that the firies put it out on time. You do not need any bad luck this year Fee

Jodi said...

So Glad you are safe. Fire can be so very scary especially when it is that close to your front door.
Take Care.
Jodi

Miss Nancy said...

So glad that you and your property are safe!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

shelley said...

That must have been very frightening Fee, we spent 4 days in Marysville last week,a beautiful place,but a community still struggling to get back on its feet. it sounds like you were very lucky.

Wendy B said...

I'm a bit slow Fee but so glad to see youre safe and well.......those firefighters to a wonderful job don't they.....especially the volunteer rural fire brigade! Not enough credit given to them!
sugary hugs sweets
XXX Wendy :O)

Kimonos and Sushi(OLD BLOG) said...

Way too close to your house lucky it didn't come onto your property

Milah said...

That's too close for comfort! I'm glad they got it out fast. :)