10 houses lost and 9 more damaged. It looks like one person lost their life. Our street was spared. If I were standing in my front yard I could see the burning homes up on the rim. I have always admired those homes...very big and lovely. Many times we walked our dog up and down that street admiring the homes. Now it looks like a war zone. This is the worst housing fire Boise has ever seen.
The good news is that the community is rallying to support those who are misplaced from their homes.
One of my greatest fears in leaving my first home was that something disastrous would happen in my absence. I realize that even if I were there, there is nothing I could have done. I do hate being so far away from friends and loved ones and feeling so helpless over here in Korea; I still worry about my neighbors. But I am thankful that we are safe.