Yesterday a combine caught a wheat field on fire across the road from our house and we had about 5 minutes to get a few items and get out! The wind all the sudden picked up and BLEW anad the fire spread like crazy. Just as the fire got in front of our house it started to rain! What an answer to prayer! The fire stopped at the road and didn't cross it to our house. The farmer worked feverishly with his plow to contain it. Guess my word of encouragement here is to keep your lawns green around your house if you have one and keep your trees watered where you can...anything to keep the fire at bay! Since we are in the VERY rolling hills of the Palouse prairie we do not have much time to see where a fire is before it is at your front door!