We were up late last night, as what began as a simple range fire became a major problem due to high winds.
It started in an open area and we thought it wouldn't be a threat for long.
Oddly enough, the houses in the photo above looked as if they were in great danger, but the fire moved on past them, climbed a hill and burned houses that overlook the area.
What made us nervous was the close locality. Fifty people were evacuated. No one was injured, luckily enough.
The red x's are where houses burned, the green x is our house.
Nine homes were destroyed, ten more damaged. Unbelievable.
Casey phoned on his way out of town. He's being sent to Utah to work on a fire there, and he heard the news of a fire in Columbia Village. Possibly could have used his help.
Update: One woman has been found dead in her home.