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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

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  • MINDYJ1
    So glad that no one was hurt and that your place wasn't damaged! emoticon
    3510 days ago
  • MTNGRL
    I am so glad no one was hurt. It is still a big loss.
    Here it is all volunteer fireman and the closest dept. is about 20 minutes away, there are no water lines or hydrants so they must bring the water in. On the bright side lots of people have ponds on their property.

    As a child we lived across from the FD. Somehow a fire started in one of the stores in the shopping center across the street. By the time they got the call everything was engulfed and eventually the entire block and half of another burned down.
    3514 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    That is so sad at Christmas or anytime. Glad no one was home or hurt. Pray that your therapy is making a huge difference for you, having been through that a few times myself. Follow your therapist instructions. Had a friend who decided to double up on his therapy and overdid it and had a heart attack. Now, he is worse that when he started.
    3514 days ago
  • TAMIPCHICAGO
    Wow. I only live two blocks from the fire station, and hearing all the engines all the time sometimes makes me cringe, but I'll never cringe again.
    3514 days ago
  • SOCKITTOME
    Fires are horrible anyway and this definitely worse with the foreclosure and the holidays. Glad no one was hurt! Sorry to hear you're still so sore, but hope your body continues to heal and that you start feeling better and stronger as the new year rolls around. Hugs!

    3515 days ago
  • KITT52
    Di glad no one was hurt...feel bad for the people bad enough loosing there house and now this just 10 days before Christmas..
    praying for that family.....

    Have a healthy week end
    3515 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2712264
    YES, I am glad it wasn't your place!!
    3515 days ago
  • LITTLE_QUEEN
    I have lived in an apartment where the downstairs had a fire, it is very scary, Glad it was not your place.
    3515 days ago
  • LESLIELENORE
    My folks live at the far edge of their fire district. When their barn burned a number of years ago it took quite a while for the fire department to get there, so I can definitely agree that you are lucky to live nearby. I hope you have an uneventful day tomorrow!
    3515 days ago
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