Families in Norwood face evacuations from fire

By: Lisa Mcdivitt Email
By: Lisa Mcdivitt Email

Fiefighters from several different agencies are on the scene of the Grammar Fire today and saving structures is the top priority.

A little after 2 p.m. Tuesday afternooon, Michael Johnson spotted smoke. "It was really insane," he says.

The San Miguel Canyon had burst into flames. Investigators haven't determined what started the blaze as of Wednesday morning.
But whatever had started the fire, nothing has stopped it yet.

There are at least 50 firefighters from several agencies on the scene. And by Wednesday afternoon, more than 120 will arrive to battle the blaze.

Dozens of families have been displaced, and at least 20 homes have been evacuated. Resident Ty Williams says, "We're getting some stuff packed up in case we have to leave. We're going to pull the propane tank over there so it doesn't blow our house to pieces."

Overnight, the fire grew from 500 to 800 acres.

Tactical teams are meeting Wednesday morning to plan the strategy for the day, and residents are trying to figure out what to take from their houses if they have to evacuate.

Williams says, "Pictures and stuff out of the house if it burns... just the stuff you can't replace."


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