Sunday, March 14, 2010

Palapa inferno

videoWe had a beautiful Bay Palm palapa, about a 14 x 20, really tall and had only one small spot that needed repair. The frame was hard wood, so it was solid. Chuck had just finished cleaning it all out and getting ready to make it our lounging hammock area. It was about 40-50 feet from the main home and over looked the ledge to the back pasture. Always had a breeze through it. When we had moved the 4Runner with the trailer load to the front field, we heard it go up in an inferno. Look at the center of the video and behind the big coconut tree and you'll see the flames over the top of the two story house by a good 20 feet. If the wind had not died down right then, we would have lost the houses for sure.

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