Keith Roe, who lives east of Twisp, said his home, and his neighbor’s cabin, burned to the ground overnight Wednesday as he fell victim to the Stokes Road Fire.
Roe said he saw the fire creep over the ridge last night. He felt OK at first he said, but as soon as evacuation notices were issued, Roe knew something was wrong and he started to gather things from his home of 23 years.
As the fire pushed down toward his home, he said urgency grew.
He knew he had to get out.
“I had drag my wife out,” Roe said. “My wife was trying to get two cats out of the house, and they wouldn’t come. I said, ‘We have to go now!’”
As he was driving down the road, he looked back in the rear-view mirror and saw crushing flames.
“The whole area was ablaze,” he said. “I knew it was gone. I went up there today and it was gone… all gone.”
Roe said he only managed to grab a few things such as electronics and personal items before evacuating. The cats, and everything in his home, seems burned away, he said.
He’s not sure how or when he will rebuild, but he can’t believe what happened to his home in just minutes.
“It moved fast,” Roe said.
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