Just before 5 PM on August 1st 2018, there was a lightning strike approximately 1.5 KM from our home which soon became The Alkali Lake Forest Fire. By the evening of August 5th, our home was completely surrounded by flames. Thankfully, all of our buildings were saved by Russell, his father Bill, and my father Bob, and many other people. We lost over 60 acres of forest on our 98 acre property. Our lives were changed forever, we are still recovering from the fire and cleaning up the 60 acres of burnt trees.