In the end, the firefighters knocked the fire out after it had burned about 18 acres. Towards evening Bruce and I drove the road behind our house to see the damage. Blackened oak trees still were smoking and the fire crews were on the ground cleaning up remaining hot spots. We have top notch fire teams up here -- that's a blessing.
Tonight I'm tired but very thankful to be safe in our house. I'm also grateful to have friends like Hugh and Mary who were here in the drop of a hat when I called.