The billowing black smoke drew a large turnout of concerned neighbors to see just what was happening and where the smoke was coming from. The smoke could be seen for miles on Saturday evening against the backdrop of the bright blue sky and the setting sun.
No one seemed to know just what sequence of events led to the fire, if anyone was injured, or whether anyone survived.
By the time I snapped these pictures, the fire was under control and most of the smoke had dissipated.
The throng of onlookers stood mostly in solemn silence with worried looks on their faces. The most often heard comment was, "I hope they made it (out alive)."