Later I got a text that the Fire Department was there and much later I got a text that it was nearly out. When my husband returned that night he was out of breath and his asthma was kicking into high gear. The smell of smoke and fire covered him and his clothes. He told me how he had to drag buckets up the hill and how 3 fire departments had responded. God had surrounded that fire, it didn't go near my dear friend's home and every person who helped was kept safe. Though they were cut up from the brush and smelled of smoke, they were safe. We praised God for his goodness in the midst of this chaos.
My mind wandered, I thought of how Shadrack, Meshack and Abidnigo were thrown into a fire for not bowing to the idol of the king, and the Bible's account of what happened upon coming out.