All around us, propane tanks were blowing up, hot acrid smoke blowing in different directions, and homes in front of me, behind me, were on fire, along with countless homes up the street. His team eventually moved in front of my home, and watered down my yard, trees, my home, and roof, where I took this picture. When water ran out, I ran. 5 hours later, my wife and I returned, to find our home still standing.
16 of 39 homes survived the firestorm on my block. Happily, 0 homes on Jaylee Dr. were burned, in part due to this man and his team, and the wind……
Their names are Rodney Sichel, of Empire Asphalt Paving and Engineering, his neighbors Mark Hoyal and Lauren Palmer, and friend Forrest Isbel. My wife and I owe these local heroes a huge debt of gratitude for stepping up in the face of danger to save their neighborhood.
Deer Trail Rd.