Lying in bed, about to fall asleep, I hear the smattering of raindrops….no, wait-it was a clear evening when I went to bed. It can’t be raining. I open my patio door, look outside toward the noise and not rain, a brush fire. I quickly go downstairs to tell the night manager and he just looks at me. I look at the security guard and she quickly gets up and goes outside. I ask him, “Aren’t you going to call the fire department?” He said that he would wait for her to come back in and report what she saw. I told him that I wasn’t making it up, there is a fire outside. Smoke was filtering through all the open windows and you could smell it in the lobby. He just continued to stare at me with a “What more do you want me to do?” Look on his face. He shrugged, told me they were used to them and that the fire department wasn’t that far away. I came back upstairs to my room and noticed there were two police cars sitting on the side of the road, one pulled up next to the other, having a chat. About 2 minutes later a truck came, just in time as the fire burned through several bricks on the hotel’s fence.

20140502-002208.jpg this pic was after them working on it for about five minutes. It’s all out now and they’re clearing the embers.


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