Fire in SoWal -- Seagrove Beach

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  1. seagrover

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

    All of 30-A is now open - had to take Mr Seagrover to his car - he had to walk about 3 miles home.

    Dr Bawa's and 30-A Realty building seem to be ok.

    Lot of trucks still in the area - we need rain - bad!!!
     
  2. scooterbug44

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

    Thank you for the updates and info! Hope everyone is safe and sound!
    The Walton Sun online failed to note the irony of it reporting on people not being able to get information on what was happening!
     
  3. Beach Runner

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    What a horrible experience! So sorry you had to experience that! So sorry for those who suffered loss. I know how hard we worked for what we have -- it is so frightening to think about the possibility of all of that work literally going up in smoke. :sosad:
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    looks contained now. thanks to our neighbors for putting out the spot fires at rollin tides. Jb.
     
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  5. scooterbug44

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    Jb-glad you're safe and sound! How was the party this weekend?
     
  6. JB

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

    Can someone please give an update on the other fire in PCB? In many ways, this flare-up is more bothersome than the Seagrove fire - especially when they announced last night it was "100 percent contained."

    Obviously there is a pretty big difference between "contained" and "extinguished."
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    is there a fire in topsil too? smelt smoke on my way home through sandestin. just talked to a friend that said she saw smoke over there.
    anyone know?
     
  8. organicmama

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

    Looking out my back door, I don't see anything over near Tops'l. I'm right across the street from it. If anyone knows, PLEASE let us know! Thanks.

    SoWal is totally a lifesaver. I was able to talk to friends that don't log on and keep them up-to-date with what they couldn't find out elsewhere. Thanks so much to everyone for their diligence in caring for our beloved area!:wub: :wub: :wub:
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    That's the 3rd story of our cottage!!! YIKES!!! Hope everyone is OK
    and sorry about the loss of cottages in the area... Thank goodness
    for the South Walton Fire Department and other's who helped in extinguishing
    it!
     
  10. organicmama

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

    Sorry that it was your cottage!
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    I'm soooo very sorry to hear all this. So sad and I hope all calms down by this evening and fires don't start up again. I'll pray for lots of rain. This website is sooo precious, Kurt!
     
  12. TooFarTampa

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

    Yes ... so sorry for you and all others affected. :sosad: :sosad:

    No kidding. :wub: :wub:
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove


    Glad you and your house are okay. I'm sure it's been a really stressful day. Take care.
     
  14. jgtodd42

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

    I live at Seagrove Highlands condo's across the street from the bungaloes that burned down. Couldn't turn onto Somerset Bridge Road, but sneaked around by turning at the car wash and weaving through the neighborhoods. No one here has been evacuated. Can't see but 3-4 damaged homes plus about 1/2 acre next door. They are not evacuating us. Hopefully it is all over. Wish we could get some rain!!!
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    :welcome: & glad to know you're okay!
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Thanks to SJ and the whole sowal family for the updates. I can't imagine not having sowal.com to know what is happening on 30A. Let's all pray for those who sustained loss and pray for some much needed rain.
     
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    Thank you to all the brave firefighters-on the ground and in the air!

    At 7:30 PM a firefighter is being put on a stretcher by EMS at The Bundalows of Seagrove.
     
  18. organicmama

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    Yes, thank you for all your hard work & dedication!:wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Now quiet alnog 30-a. We were finally able to retrieve our car. Our fur babies are safe, our guests at Beachwood Villas are exhausted, I feel so bad for the folks that lost homes today. :sosad:

    I'm glad folks checked in to let us know they were OK and to pass along valuable information to those that aren't here in body but in spirit.

    God love all the firefighters, the Walton County sheriff's dept. and all the volunteers that pitched in to help contain a fire that could have been so much worse. Sadness for loss of property, joy that there was no loss of life.
     
  20. jimmyp5

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

    Hear hear, I heartily agree. It seemed like a tremendous effort by all involved.

    And we're so grateful for this SoWal BB, to Kurt and all the concerned & caring posters ... thank you! Living less than 1/2 a mile west of the fire -- and I thought it was much closer at first -- both while I was still at work and after I got to the house, the board here was my eyes & ears.

    Thank you all & rest well this evening.
     

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