Our next-door neighbors' house caught fire about 45 minutes ago. Thank God they weren't home, but it's a total loss. Another neighbor alerted us as I was viewing the credit card thread. I immediately had my wife call 911 (my neighbor is elderly and was too frightened) while I went to the back yard where the flames were coming through the windows upstairs. I couldn't just stand around waiting so I turned on my water hose and began dousing the flames as best I could. My wife is entertaining their little boy while the parents decide what to do next. We've offered our spare bedroom for as long as they need it. My God, the flames were pouring out of the windows like an orange waterfall. Very very scary. The firefighters are still trying to put it out completely out.
Please pray for my neighbors. They're a young family with a little boy and this has got to be devastating for them. They just returned from their honeymoon last week. Secondly, pray for the safety of the firefighters and pray the fire will be put out for the sake of all the surrounding homes. I haven't been that scared in years...
Lord, have mercy on all those affected by this fire. Most Holy Theotokos, give solace to the young family.