Fire in SoWal -- Seagrove Beach

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  1. Jdarg

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    Thank goodness for SoWal!! I just got home from a 2 hour trip to pick up the kids. Everything was still closed off from Resort Quest to 395- That plane went right over us,very low:eek: :eek: :eek: It doesn't look like much smoke now, but we are watching. Keep the updates coming....Somebody tell Seagrover she can come to my house- I'll go get her!!!!!
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Rosemary too????? Are you sure???? THis may be the one in Wild Heron???
     
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    Just got back from 395 (had to go to the AmSouth) and you wouldn't know anything was going on until you drive to the corner of 395/30A where they are diverting traffic. I had to stop at SunDog Books in Seaside to pick up a birthday present and Seaside is business as usual (tourists walking around, people coming up from the beach). I couldn't even see smoke so I'm assuming they have it under control??
     
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    At this point i am anxiously waiting for 5pm news.....
     
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    whoaa, no widespread evacs here....things have settled down considerably.....except for those who have had a loss today.
     
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    I live on Sugar Sand Lane behind Angelina's and let me tell you we were worried. Our backyard backs up to an empty lot, so we & workers from a construction crew were watering about 3 houses when the house 1 lot over from mine( house has a large deck on top of house) the fence & pool decking which is wood caught fire, then the lot next to our fence was burning.. I left my husband watering, grabbed the neighbors hose, but that was not enough, a couple of workers came with me and started using buckets to get water from the pool, I had to leave the smoke was too bad at that point, I just knew my house was going next, but somehow those guys were able to put out the fire. If you saw how big an area was on fire you would be shocked that they were able to put it out. The wind kept blowing in my direction it was just a matter of minutes before we were next. It was terrible knowing fire tricks were over at the Seagrove Bunglow's and could not get some over in our area. We are very fortunate that everything for us is okay, but I feel soo bad for the people behind us.
     
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    Does anyone know if Dr. Bawa's office is OK?? He is behind Angelina's....
     
  9. scooterbug44

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    Does anyone have an update on the closing of roads near the intersection of 30A and 395? Can I use back roads like Grove off of 395 to get home in an hour or so?
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Watch channel 7 or 13 at 5:00. Both of their trucks hauled A$$ out of here about 4:00.
     
  11. Beach Runner

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    Sister just called and had heard this from the people who take care of her houses in Seagrove.
     
  12. Smiling JOe

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    I wouldn't count on them opening back up until after the fire is out completely.
     
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    I just heard from the President of the HOA at Rosemary. There are NO evacuation orders for Rosemary. He said Seagrove only.
     
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    Okay, so maybe I'll wait to RUN down. Last day of class before exams. I need to help my students, but ... I'm not gonna lie ... our home is more important.
     
  15. Smiling JOe

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    [​IMG]
    (Photo from Ch 13) These look like they are in the Bungalows at Seagrove Beach S/D.

    All of these units look so similar, but seeing the ReMax sign in front of the closer house in this photo, I did a quick search on active listings of ReMax, trying to determine which house this is with the sign. ReMax has about 10 listed in there, and most of the units have the same shot of the pool for the photo. I did find one which looks like it is the same color as this in the photo, but I couldn't say for sure. If it is 116 Somerset, the chard house is 118 Somerset Bridge Road.

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    This photo above is 116 Somerset Bridge Rd. Again, there are only a few colors of homes in that subdivision, so this could be one of several possibilities.
    ch13 Panama City

    ch7 PCB

    5:00pm news is on.
    Weather man is warning of potential lightning this weekend without a good chance of rain. Turn on the sprinklers.
     
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  16. Lois

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    The Sheriff's office is now saying 3 buildings destroyed and 5 damaged. Earlier, when they confirmed 13 destroyed, they must have had some bad info.

    They also said it is 90% contained at this time.

    Lois' husband
     
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    395 to near the Tom Thumb is back open.
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Not a lot of coverage on the fire considering all the excitement it generated. They did say it was a relatively small fire in Seagrove. I guess if your house didn't burn down you could consider it small.

    That was my father on Channel 7 news in the Auburn orange shorts hosing down the woods with a hose he he found.
     
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  19. Smiling JOe

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    It will hit the news as quickly as they can hit the editing room. Nothing so far on the tv for the 500pm news, but ch 13 has coverage on their website.
     
  20. InletBchDweller

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    After coming through 98 in PCB the fire crossed the median and from what I saw only a portion of a fence burned, no houses and the church was ok as well. This is craZY!!!:eek:
     

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