So did you see that big plume of black smoke a little while ago, somewhere south of Park Place Mall? That was, oh, about four houses away from me. Let me tell you: Seeing a house across the street from you in flames is not a happy sight. Also not a happy sight: Seeing the telephone poles and power lines in flames. I seriously hope no one was home at the time, and that the people who lived in that house are OK and will be OK in the days to come.

And let's all take a moment to appreciate our awesome firemen: They had that fire out in minutes.