"I looked at my home and I bust out crying because I knew that I was looking at it for the last time," says Margaret Andrews, after witnessing the destructive flames in yesterday's Callahan County fire.
"It was just a matter of minutes and all of this caught on fire," she describes. "It just kept moving, it crossed the road and burned all right here, on the front of our place, then it jumped the private road. Then it started burning over there," she points out at the now black and ashy remains.
Thinking back to those intense moments, she says she prayed a lot.
"We did a lot of praying, a lot of calling out to the Heavenly Father."
Looking around today, she realizes just how fortunate she is, "Well if I could show you where Larry's [her neighbor's] land ended, and our's began, that's where the fire stopped. Right at the fence line. It was a miracle."
According to the Texas Forest Service, the fire consumed 6 homes and 25 acres, and it was these flames that would reignite throughout the night causing worry for Margaret and her husband.
"We were out here till 4:30 in the morning, shoveling sand, trying to stop the flames from coming back. It was pretty scary."