Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum
THR, it was pretty scary the past couple of days. Tuesday was especially hairy. We could see flames from our house.
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We had to evacuate from the Rodeo/Chediski fire of many years back. I think it was 2002 or 2003. We were out of our home for 11 days and we had to leave the horses on a friend's pasture because we didn't have a truck/trailer. One of my friends pulled some strings and got a guy to come over and get them after we evacuated (they won't let you back in) and they could only catch one of our three horses.
Thank God our neighborhood didn't completely go up in flames. A couple travel trailers/mobiles were lost but by and large the neighborhood was saved. And the horses were fine. A neighbor that didn't leave was throwing them hay. But gosh, is that a scary, awful feeling. Not knowing if your horses are still alive and if your house is still standing. Just don't leave until you get your horse out or you won't be able to get back in.