Firefighters take a stand between home and hell


Gaylene Green

The light at lower left is the porch light of the Green home, where firefighters braced to save the home.

During the third inning of the Mariner’s game on Aug. 14, we saw smoke coming from the north of our home on Peter Dan Creek. We thought the fire was somewhere around Rebecca Lake, but within minutes flames were coming over the hillside North of Peter Dan Road. With the wind blowing from the North, we realized we had better prepare for an evacuation.

Since this is the third fire at our home, we had preparation down to an art form. Larry gathered up the cows, opened gates, saddled up his horse, put her in the horse trailer and put the sprinklers on the house. I had all my keepsakes and belo...

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