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Sunday, January 12, 2014
A WORD OF WARNING
About 7:30 Patti started a fire in the fireplace, and I was in the other end of the house looking at guns online, when she screamed: 'the house is on fire, call 911.'
She called 911, and I went outside to hook up a water hose to fight the fire coming out of the top of the chimney.
It seems that the fire was inside the stack going out of the house, but it was flaming and sparks flying everywhere outside.
Travis County ESD #1 was here in about 8 minutes, and Patti and I got it out about the time they arrived.
5 fire trucks, about 15 firefighters, and 3 or 4 cops for traffic control, what a hell of a mess.
They checked everything out in the ceiling, and determined it was confined to the flu area, and did not penetrate into the wall, thank GOD.
We normally have the chimney sweep come out and clean every year, we forgot this year, so a lesson learned, when you change the batteries in your smoke detectors, have a chimney cleaning also.
The smoke detectors did their job too as an aside, they were still going off when the fire men, and ladies arrived.
We have a little smoke damage, but otherwise, just stink this morning.
Ya'll have a great Sunday, and because of things just like this, tell your family how important they are to you.