This is way to scary, getting on the southbound
I-75 you have to pass these flame...click on pic
and check out the cheapest gas in town!!
This is where I spend time raising money for charity
This is from the parking lot of Ramada Inn
This was taken from south of Grayling at Pioneer Hill
around Roscommon, MI, approx. 15 miles away.
This what we have been dealing with today!! I was not in Detention (subbing) today. I was an Algebra teacher.... then I went to the Hair Salon...then the smoke rolled in...and we were evacuated just as I finished my last client!!
It has been so dry here and it is still not over, but here are a few pictures of what is going on. The last I heard on my scanner over 1200 acres have burned. The fire dept have been able to save our major buildings but we have lost cabins and a rest area and I-75 has been closed now for hours. The power is out in town, but we have power here and INTERNET, but can smell the smoke. Though it is not as bad as it was at work, plus the ash was bad. There is no SCHOOL tomorrow.
I am thankful that not anybody has been hurt. The wind has died down, so that is slowing things down. Click here for more info and updates. http://tv7and4.com/
This is why I have not been checking in with everyone, I will keep everyone updated.
I am thankful for all our firefighters and police, plus our National Guard who protect us.
Please keep our small city of Grayling in your thoughts and prayers.
Good Morning to everyone,
The fire is now 30% contained. We had a little rain late last night. People have been allowed to return to their homes. There were at least 6 homes damaged or destroyed that we are aware of. We were very fortunate that the fire did not reach the Admiral Gas Station! Across the road from that is the Ramada Inn which they were able to save. If either one of these businesses had burned it would have had a domino effect all the way to our Downtown District. We are blessed with wonderful firefighters and DNR. The Police did a great job directing all the traffic in and around our small town. I-75 is the main north/south expressway that leads to our town and where the fire jumped across. It was opened again about 11:00 p.m.
I am heading off to work at the Hair Salon, got to make everyone beautiful!!
Thanks to everyone for all your support and love, Gig