We were at my boss's house all night, and the first thing we did was wash the urine off my cat- definitely not something Greg ever thought he would be doing. After a very long, sleepless night word started coming through that the fire was contained (but still not out) and atmospheric tests showed no toxic chemicals in the air. Phew! With little else to do, we went to work, leaving the pets at Greg's boss' house. That night the all-clear was given and we were able to go home. Everything turned out fine. The finally got the fire out that evening, or maybe everything that could burn had by then. The fire seemed to burn straight up, so not much else other than the original site was burned, but it burned so hot the authorities doubt they'll ever be able to exactly determine the cause of the fire.
Here is a picture one of Laurel's co-workers sent around purporting to be a picture of the Mitchell Fire. It got a pretty good laugh from everyone.
Lastly, here is a youtube video of the explosions. Judging from the angle we are pretty sure that this was taken from the Hoskins - Wells Station Drive traffic cricle (see above map) which meant we drove by this idiot as we were evacuating. We probably commented on him being a dumb idiot who was going to get incinerated for a video. My apologies, sir (or maam), and I appreciate you potentially sacrificing your life for the sake of a video we've co-opted for our blog page.