Originally Posted by blucher
That cries for needing to be changed. The fire in your area looked huge. If high winds, drought and other factors ever combine it could result in a death trap. Look up "trapped by fire" in Google and I think you'll agree. The night of the Chicago Fire a more devastating fire hit Peshtigo Wisconsin. A lot of people simply couldn't escape in time.
Glad you're safe.
I am also glad you are safe but I wanted to comment. All my vehicles are 4 wheel drive except my wife's commuter car, for just such a circumstance.
Roads are just a suggestion. I can drive anywhere except oceans and lakes. And I would not hesitate if being pushed by fire to go through fences or through yards to get to safety.