People who live along High Drive are counting their blessings less than a day after firefighters made quick work out of a brush fire that could have threatened homes.
Neighbors are very happy that they spent Monday night in their beds and not in a Red Cross shelter, appreciative of the quick work done by crews that are still out on the fire line Tuesday. Firefighters say though that the folks living in the neighborhood certainly did their part to keep their property and families safe.
?I tried saying thank you but I got really choked up,? Maliah Schram said.
Schram felt helpless when she learned about the fire burning just a hundred yards below her home.
?A friend texted me and said the bluff was on fire, so I called my family and they had already evacuated our cats,? she said.
By the time she got home, the neighborhood was chaotic.
?My dad was running around like a madman. He was wet when I hugged him last night," she said.
Her father did what most neighbors were doing, everything they could to help fire crews, taking hoses and sprinklers to water their properties and the bank below.