"We are prepared we have things packed up in the house things important to us so we can load up on the tractor trailer and be able to move out,” says Sharon Prather a Terra resident. With her trailer backed up to her front porch Sharon Prather isn't wasting any time gathering her family’s keepsakes should she have to suddenly evacuate." Basically I’ll grab pictures, keepsakes. The rest of the stuff is just stuff,” says Prather.
However, despite the rapid growth the Patch Springs fire has had the last two days Firefighters say nearby residents don't have much to worry about right now."We put the word out to Terra and the Skull Valley Indian Reservation and we're working with them and if something were to happen their some contact information in place. However we're looking pretty good right now,” says Fire Incident Commander Nate Hunter.
However, for Prather, who is only a couple miles out from the fire she says seeing the smoke and flames from her front porch isn't easy to grasp. ”It was terrifying. You try to keep your emotions downs because there's not much you can do about it. You just work with the elements and pray everybody is doing their job," says Prather.