It pays to live close to the Fire Department!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Well, this week I chose to work half days again-physical therapy was really making me sore and tired last week. So today I stopped at Target to pick up a prescription.
I decided to go home for a nap before physical therapy and I was about four houses away from mine when I noticed flames coming out of a garage. The only other person I saw around was the postman. I looked at the address number on the mailbox and pulled into my driveway lickety-split. Before I got to my phone though, I could hear the fire sirens start up. The fire station is literally half a block away because our builders donated the land when they created our subdivision. Within 5 minutes we had 3 firetrucks, an IPL truck and an ambulance (and police). The fire had lots of smoke, destroyed the garage but not sure how much damage to the house. The firemen did a great job getting it under control quickly! No one was in the house at the time-or either house next door.
Not sure what started the fire-they had the garage packed and according to the sidewalk gossip, they were moving out because of foreclosure. Hopefully, someone will be able to board up the house and keep looters out.
No nap-then went to physical therapy-but I already had walked extra watching the fire and was still sore from Tuesday. Not as bad yet as last week though. Planning on going back to work full time next week. Vacations are starting so coverage is thin.
Way too much excitement for me today! Count your blessings. I know I am today! Diana