[H. Rick Bamman — firstname.lastname@example.org]
"Your house is gone. Your house just blew up. The next-door neighbors' are on fire," Dawn's husband, Mike St. Clair, said as he recounted hearing the news that his home exploding had affected so many others. "It was surreal. What do you do?"
Mike's family had just finished a trip through Arizona as they visited the Grand Canyon and Sedona, among other destinations. He remembered getting a phone call about 3 a.m. A neighbor was in hysterics on the other end, asking Mike whether his family was all with him. The St. Clairs are a family of five – with children Katie, 21; Briana, 17; and Jack, 16. Katie was away at school, and Briana and Jack were on vacation with their parents.
"Sometimes somebody stays behind or doesn't go," Dawn St. Clair said.
But no lives were lost. Several neighbors ran to rescue the St. Clairs' neighbors while their homes burned to the ground.