Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Big July 3rd Fire of 2011

Well, 4th of July came a day early this year & I ended up evacuating my rabbitry. I nearly lost 3 Satin Angoras, including 1 pregnant doe to the heat of the fire while evacuating. Don't worry the doe kindled w/ no problems on the 10th delivering 12 babies (a new record for Satin Angoras in my barn). It came within a few hundred feet of our back fence & the barns. It took out the old pig farm just 6 places down from us, destroying both houses & most of the barns on that old property. The pic below is just west of my chicken barn, the rabbit barn is about 30 feet away.
 Another view from the Chicken barn, even more to the west towards the old Pig Farm.
We had to call the fire dept. at least 2-3 more times over the next 4-5 days after the initial fire to get hot spots out. This fire, if it would of got the big hay barn behind our place, we would of had no house or barns or any town left easily.

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