We had a fire very close to our area in Spain yesterday around 500 meter from our house.
We could see the flames and smell the smoke. We needed to leave our house in hope of nothing would happend here.
At least I had time for packing our cats in their tranportation cages, get them into the car with seatbelts around their boxes. Then in and pack the most necessary as some cloths, papers, food for the cats and for our dog, our most valuable things as we could have in the hand and then leave the house.
When we did leave our house and came to the road, we saw that the police had closed for driving in our area. We were allowed to leave.
We drove a little around in the area, while we tried to figure out, what to do know. Stopped the car several places to see, how much the fire was spreading, but the police came and asked all to leave several times.
We ended up around one km from the house, where we waited together with others, who also had needed to leave their houses.
All this happend between 4 to 6 pm.
One good thing in the middle in the middle of this nightmare wsa that we came to meet a lot of people from our new area.
We were told that all started with a windmill which motor were burning and melted the plastic, which smelled very bad. As we now now about 25 – 30 hectar burned in our area.
We live in the middle of the nature and wished to stay, if possible.
All of us waited to get to know either we could go home or we would need to find a place to stay for the night. After talking many times with the police we got to know, that we could stay in a public building in the town close to, where we live. A police man would escort us to there. We ended up with that he escorted us to our own house. The fire department used our road why it was closed for the public. So among the fire workers we were escorted home. We were home around 00:30 am. Our house was not burned. We feel very lucky.
The police man told us to be awake for the night, if the fire was spreading again caused the heavy wind, so we were up and check several times in the night to see, if we needed to leave our house again.
The fire department worked all night and are still outside here at the road. I hope they have control over the fire now. They had not, when we came home.
There are fires in many places here in Spain now. All is dry and it is very warm too. The heavy wind is not for any help either.
I hope that you are safe where you are in our world.
We didn’t know any people here and didn’t know, where to go. Not too far away, we needed to follow the fire and see how much was going to burn and if we were very lucky also get to know, when we were allowed to go back to our home, if it was not burned totally.