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Fire Montgomery and 1496

We had an appointment yesterday afternoon in College Station with the Doctor at Scott and White off Highway 6. Our normal route is to swing around from Bentwater, hit 105 off 149 and just cruise all the way to Hwy 6. Easy does it. As we were just getting started on our trip yesterday, after driving just a few miles beyond Montgomery, the view changed drastically and in a split second. Looking off towards FM 1496 a huge billowing cloud was mushrooming from the trees. Montgomery Fire off 1496

Scott and I couldn't help but feel awful and a pain in our hearts hit hard when it sunk in what we were seeing. We were witnessing a brand new wildfire. And, it was spreading fast. As we began to discuss what we should do the Firetrucks, sirens and lights became visible. We were glad the firefighters were on their way!
I believe this fire is under control after burning 1600 acres and destroying 100 homes.

Please rain.


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Comment balloon 12 commentsDeb Brooks • September 07 2011 07:25PM


So sad to see the destruction cuased by these fires.  Hope conditions change and we see an end to these fires.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker over 8 years ago

Hi Deb, We are heading into our fire season and our temps yesterday and today were in the triple digits. Sure hope your weather changes. These wildfires create wind and that keeps them spreading. It is always sad to hear of the destruction and loss of homes. We lost thousands of homes here in our last big one.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 8 years ago

We had a fire today about 10 miles from me.  Fortunately at a military installation so they are containing it.  TI so sucks. I think I am going to do fire drill tonight with family home, as they get ready for bed. Prayers! Rain Dance! 

Posted by Cathy Criado, Making Real Estate Profitable (Criado Realty ) over 8 years ago

My sister lives in that county near Austin with all the fires and we've been praying for all of those that are close enough to fear losing their homes.  We'll be happy to share some of the rain we're getting here with you guys.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you!


Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 8 years ago

Richard, this is the very worst I have ever seen. This drought is just the past year and it feels and looks more like two years! So much is dead.

William, I sure know you did lose thousands. It's painful. Texas is up to about 3500 homes lost this year if I'm not mistaken. It's almost too much to bare!

Cathy, it's really frightening! A person could throw a cigarette but in our front yards! So much could happen. I'm glad you are safe and sound. The drill is a good idea. You can never be too prepared.

Lisa, Bandera? Oh my, I will say a prayer for her too. Send the rain! We will take it! Texas can use all the prayers we can get. Thank you for the support.


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) over 8 years ago

I wish I could send you several inches of the most recent rain in Cnetral Virginia.  100 homes seems so overwhelming.  I hope you and your family stay safe.

Posted by Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia (Real Living Cornerstone) over 8 years ago

So sorry to hear of all this devestation. Deb, we sure hope you are getting a bunch of rain is so sad to hear about al these troubles everwhere.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC over 8 years ago

Oh no!  When I saw your picture, I was thinking that I'd never seen a cloud like that before.  

I'm praying you all get some rain soon. 

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) over 8 years ago

Morning Deb-that must have been a chilling sight for sure. I hope you all get some BIG rain soon-prayin!

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) over 8 years ago

The fires have just been awesome South of here. I know the feeling you had because we experienced it a lot in California. Seems there were always brush fires out there.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 over 8 years ago

OH Deb, my heart and prayers go out to you and to your community. I wish we could send you some of our water. We have had enough and would love to generously share, but somehow it is not that easy. Peace!


Posted by Cal Yoder, Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744 (Keller Williams Elite) over 8 years ago

Deb- been on the phone to friends.  Two of them have ranches but thankfully aren't are safe.. so far. Let's get some rain there!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 8 years ago