Like other times when the annoying signal has gone off, interrupting a peaceful rest, Heather Forsythe was initially annoyed. The sound persisted and forced Forsythe out of bed only to be met with the smell of smoke and the realization this was not a false alarm.
The soot in the air was suffocating and the heat was stifling. The flames were coming down from the attic and she knew they would not have long. She and her husband rushed to grab her son and ran out of the house.
They stood on the edge of their large desert property and watched in disbelief as the bold flames danced across the top of their home. The blaze moved and grabbed portions of the house, devouring the wood, drywall and plaster. It continued even after firefighters arrived, fighting against the water until finally being extinguished.