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#5414651 - 11/11/14 09:40 PM Coming home from the deer lease
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 7379
Loc: Pflugerville TX. between a roc...
Coming home from the deer lease last Saturday night. I was looking forward to a little college football and some much needed sleep. As we approached I35 I told my wife look over there. Sure looks like something big is burning. As we got closer my wife started to get a little anxious. The fire was starting to be larger and in the direction of our home. I excused myself from my conversation with my brother on the phone and put the GMC in full throttle. We were now about a 1/2 mile from the house and it was either our house our next door neighbor’s house (this house was my wife’s Great Grandparents home and about 125 years old). We approached the drive and it was apparent that the neighbor’s house was engulfed. Excuse the photos it was dark.

The wind was blowing out of the north west and embers had started burning trees and the fence on my side of the property. 50 feet away was my grain drill , cattle trailer, car hauler, and around 30 round bales. Ijumped out of the truck grabbed a water hose and spent the evening putting out fires as they crossed over and tried to creep towards us. My brother arrived along with my daughter and grand daughter to help me and the wife out as much as the could.




The house was a total loss. My wife had a hard time handling that it was now gone. This is a photo the next morning.

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#5414657 - 11/11/14 09:42 PM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: 10pointers]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Dang man that was a close call. Sorry for your neighbor but glad you saved your place.
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#5414681 - 11/11/14 09:48 PM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: 10pointers]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1943
Loc: Houston, Texas
Thankful that you are safe. I hope everyone else escaped unharmed as well.

Glad you were able to be there to put out the fires creeping towards your place.

We lost my family's place to a fire in the early 90's after a fire destroyed the original home in the 40's. Sad to see.
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#5414688 - 11/11/14 09:50 PM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: 10pointers]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
That is a tough one.
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#5414690 - 11/11/14 09:52 PM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: stxranchman]
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Registered: 04/17/07
Posts: 7379
Loc: Pflugerville TX. between a roc...
Early this summer we spent $1200.00 removing the threat of this giant hackberry falling on the house as it was hollowing out and splitting on a path right toward the house.


The trunk of the Hackberry right next to the fire is still smoldering inside

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#5414756 - 11/11/14 10:17 PM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: 10pointers]
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Registered: 03/26/12
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Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
So Sorry Sir,
Have one baby photo of me due to this..
Glad there was no loss of life
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#5414769 - 11/11/14 10:25 PM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: 10pointers]
txshntr Offline
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 34254
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Wow. Glad ya'll aren't hurt. Little too close to home. Sure glad you got there in time and were able to stop the embers. So sorry for your neighbors loss.
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#5414866 - 11/11/14 11:48 PM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: 10pointers]
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 14956
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Horrible thing to have happen. I worry about this in the country. Had a fire come close to us a few years ago. Solid cedar country. Glad that no one got hurt at y'alls place.
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#5414897 - 11/12/14 12:42 AM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: stxranchman]
Western Online   content
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24666
Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Dang man that was a close call. Sorry for your neighbor but glad you saved your place.


Been through a house fire, nothing worse than starting over, thankfully I was young.
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#5415003 - 11/12/14 06:30 AM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: 10pointers]
LoneRanger220 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/14
Posts: 490
Loc: N. Richland Hills
Dang that was a close one!
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#5415079 - 11/12/14 07:39 AM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: Western]
skinnerback Offline
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Registered: 05/30/11
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Loc: Rockport, Tx.
Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Dang man that was a close call. Sorry for your neighbor but glad you saved your place.


Been through a house fire, nothing worse than starting over, thankfully I was young.


X2. Nothing worse than standing outside your home watching it burn. The important thing is, that everyone is still alive. Sorry for your neighbor's loss, fires suck. Glad your home is OK.

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#5415093 - 11/12/14 07:49 AM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: 10pointers]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 6431
Loc: DFW
Sorry to hear about your wife losing the home she grew up in, thankful you all were able to save your home!

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#5415112 - 11/12/14 07:56 AM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
landsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 4635
Loc: Annetta TX
Originally Posted By: George - w/ Map My Ranch
Thankful that you are safe. I hope everyone else escaped unharmed as well.

Glad you were able to be there to put out the fires creeping towards your place.

X2
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#5415175 - 11/12/14 08:20 AM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: landsurveyor]
janie Online   content
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Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 16574
Loc: Collin County TX
Always hate seeing this. So sorry that the neighbor's home was a total loss. Important thing is that everyone is okay.
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#5415234 - 11/12/14 08:43 AM Re: Coming home from the deer lease [Re: 10pointers]
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 1960
Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
objects can be replaced, friends and family cannot. Glad no one was hurt. Sorry for their loss.
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