July 3, 2010 - So our neighbors house caught fire... My wife lisa saw it. I put it out.... Very strange event for sure.. was out washing trucks in the front yard. Lisa says uh mike SHAWNS HOUSE IS ON FIRE... oh no. Then its like we knew exactly what to do.. I ran for the fire ext in the tow truck she ran for the door to get them out. They were in the basement and would have never known until it was too late. It was one of those small air cond units you put in the window that had caught fire. The freakin thing had a 5 foot flame comming out of it. I used 3/4 of my fire ext and it was still burning. I yelled for lisa to grab my gloves... she had gotten the neighbors out so ran back to the truck to grab gloves.. I put my gloves on and I wanted to pull the A/C unit out of the window into the yard but it wouldn't come that way. I used the last of the fire ext and it looked to be out but I wasn't sure I could still hear the electric motor shorting out.. the thing musta been nailed in there. So I pushed the window frame in and the whole mess fell back into the house.. I went in the front door and the smoke was sooooo thick It was about a foot off the floor. I crawled back into that bed room to make sure the fire was out and could see it from the bed.. looks out to me I gotta get outa here.... I then wondered how long I could survive inhaling that smoke.. DUMB - that might have been the dumbest move ever for me... but I couldn't let the house burn down. Somehow I ended up outside the back door. My wife came In the front looking for me but only made it a few feet before turning back.. She was freakin thinking I hadn't come back out....not good So I went into the basement and threw the breakers and waited for fire dept.... Just smoke damage. No water used. and the cleaning company has been there for about 4 days getting it all back into shape. she needs the window I broke out replaced and 2 more and a little drywall work but the house is still standing... Crazy day..