Boom!

My neighbor's barn blew up.  Imagine my surprise.  Regina and I were  just finishing dinner and noticed a helicopter flying by. That isn't very unusual because there are a lot of people vacationing in the back country over the holiday, and invariably a few need to get airlifted to the hospital. On these curvy back roads boulders and trees always win any battles. A few seconds after the helicopter passed by we heard a huge explosion. The first thought that went trough my mind was that the helicopter must have crashed! We ran outside, and thankfully the helicopter was circling back towards us. Looking towards our neighbor's place, we saw that part of their barn was completely engulfed in flames. Before you get too worried, the barn was mostly used to store junk. The old-timers say it was a turkey barn from back in the 1940s when Ramona was the turkey capital of the country. For the past 20 years or so, it has been mostly abandoned, used for questionable purposes, or used to store junk.  Actually, most of us consider it an eye-sore, so there were a few jokes going around the neighborhood, mostly complaining about who called the fire department. After a short while the fire department arrived and put out the fire. We are lucky that this occurred when the winds were calm and the area around the barn was mostly clear of brush, so there the fire was contained to the barn.  I hope the rest of the holidays pass without incident...

Barn on fire

 

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