Last night as we were getting ready for bed the phone rings and it's my sister in law. She is telling us if we see the fire outside. We didn't until we looked out the window. An 80 acre field to our south was burning and with strong winds blowing from that direction it looked like it was heading right for us. Then the State highway patrol informs us to evacuate or be prepared to evacuate very quickly. So this is about my worst nightmare come true. There are 4 houses between us and the field and the fire was just about to those houses when the fire dept. was able to gain control. Had the fire been able to jump the gravel road, there was nothing to keep it from getting our houses. Standing outside the house you could feel the heat, and ash and embers were blowing overhead. We got extremely lucky no one lost their house, and no firefighters were injured. They did a fantastic job saving ours and our neighbors houses. There is nothing worse than rushing through the house trying to decide what to take with you, not knowing if you are going to have a house to come back to.