Alpine Fire

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Starting mid day on Tuesday this week, a fire started on the mountain in the northeast corner of Alpine.  It has caused evacuation of 500 homes in my town.  Because I've had calls and emails from friends wondering if we are okay I thought I would make a post.
This picture was taken from my friend Dustin Davis's twitter pic.  It shows the fire so near to homes but luckily no homes have burned right now.  The fire looked better this morning when I left home at 7:30 but it is still only 10% contained.  Whatever that means.
This photo of Lori, Elizabeth, me and Pam was taken a year ago after quilt market in Salt Lake City.  We were staying at Alpine Quilt Retreats at the home of my friend, Syd.  Syd has a beautiful home with amazing quilts and accommodations.  Behind us in the photo is the would-be burned area and very close to the area where the fire started.  The view from the deck at Syd's was breathtaking.  See Syd's back yard (basically) here.    My house is on the other side of town and we were not threatened by any fire problem.  I feel for those that have had to leave in such quick notice.  I'm so glad that the homes have been safe.  I hope friends and family can get back to their homes today or very soon.

Thanks so much for prayers and concern.

-nanette

Edit:  We had rain today!  And all Alpiners are allowed back at home.  Unfortunately I have no internet at my house due to the fire.  Happy Weekend, all.
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26 comments

Simone de Klerk said...

So glad all is fine with you! I hope the people can soon return to their homes.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Good to hear that you're safe. The devastation of all these fires is horrible!

Carrie P. said...

We need to pray for rain all over our country. It is a terrible thing. Glad you are safe.

Lynn said...

These fires have been so sad and frightening. Stay safe!!!

Muddling Through said...

Glad you're okay. Hope they get it completely put out soon!

•stephanie• said...

it breaks my heart to think of those gorgeous mountains on fire. my son says provo smells like a giant bbq from all the smoke. we've been worried about my husband's brother and his family who live in alpine. praying for rain. lots of rain!

Thimbleanna said...

I'm so glad you're ok Nanette - be careful and stay safe!

Cheryl said...

So glad you are safe....prayers and thoughts to those effected.

Janet said...

I'm ghlad to hear you're ok, we've seen on the telly some of these terrible fires. I feel for the ones who are affected by evacuation or loss of homes.

Jackie said...

Nanette, I am so happy to hear that you are okay and all the Alpiners are now moving back into their homes. Yay, for the rain! Please stay safe!

Connie said...

Thank goodness you are safe and that it has rained!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So happy to hear you are okay Nanette. Prayers for your town and for more rain.

Nedra said...

I did wonder how it was effecting you, although I knew your house was not near the mountain.
My daughter called me Wednesday afternoon to say she had a good friend who was camping up there, and they were worried he was in the midst of the fire. After a few hours he had managed to hike out and all was well.

Lurline said...

Lovely to hear you are safe and sound!
Hugs - Lurline

PamKittyMorning said...

Happy you're safe! Its so hard to think it's been a year!!! WAY TO LONG.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nanette, I'm so glad you and your family are safe and praying for rain to come soon for all the relief from the fires.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'll be keeping you and your community in my thoughts. Stay safe :-)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh Nanette, how scary! Those wild fires can be devastating.
So glad to hear that you're safe and that rain has come to bring some relief.
I hope there wasn't too much damage to your lovely area.

Kimberly

Vesuviusmama said...

Thank goodness for the rain! I wanted to let you know that I received the book from the giveaway - A Year of Making Life Beautiful. Thanks so much!

em's scrapbag said...

Glad to hear you are okay. Did the rain yesterday help diminish the fire?

Lisa said...

Glad you are safe!

Lisa said...

Glad you are safe!

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

Here in Southern Cal we wore sweatshirts to the fireworks! I have been praying for all those in harm's way ... I don't ever remember seeing such a fire-filled summer.

Glad to know your home isn't in jeopardy.

Yeah for rain!
Mary

Kaaren said...

Stay safe, my friend.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

So glad things are OK and your friends house survived. We've been watching the news up there and I've been thinking about you. Take care!

Mimi Sue said...

So very glad all is well in Alpine! Scarey dry summer we're having. Thank goodness for the rain. Mimi