TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Oklahoma-Texas Fires, California Mud Slides-Floods

Re: Oklahoma-Texas Fires, California Mud Slides-Floods

Jim Rusling (
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 20:31:57 -0600

Ashley Gibson <> wrote:

> By ASHLEY GIBSON, Associated Press Writer

> A rash of wildfires raged Sunday across Oklahoma, Texas and New
> Mexico, including one that burned several homes in northeastern
> Oklahoma City.


We had one here in Mustang, OK (near Oklahoma City). It burned about
25 acres, destroyed 6 homes and many storage/out buildings. I don't
know how many homes were damaged. There were 3 minor injuries. We
were lucky and only had a little siding damaged. I did lose a 8x16
storage building that was full of stuff and a 10 feet cab over camper.
My truck also has an unknown amount of wiring damage.

I was at work, but the wife got the sprinkler set up in the front yard
and loaded up the dogs. They ended up spending over 4 hours in the
car. It was moving very fast. We had fire equipment from 8 different
cities fighting the fire. We had at least 6 engines in an 8 square
block area and they still could not stop it from jumping the street.

Jim Rusling
More or Less Retired
Mustang, OK

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: But the important thing is, your wife,
family and dogs are okay, so you did not lose anything that mattered,
did you? :) PAT]

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