This picture really dosen't show the fire in all it's fury. We like many of our neighbors watched from our property as hundreds of acres were burned. We watched the fire move closer, and closer,
We are happy to say we survived the fire of August 2009, I am sad to say some families were not so fortunate. So far 3 homes in New Harmony proper were lost to the fires on the night of Sat. August 29th when the controlled fire on Pine Valley Mountain, was blown out of control and headed toward the town. The town was evactuated, and the next day everyone west of the 15 was put on notice to be ready to evacuate (that included us). We never had to leave but there were some tense times as Rick and I watched the fire from our porch.