Originally Posted by Bridgertrot
It is definitely hot and dry. I live in Colorado and we have a record number of fires this year. They keep popping up everywhere. I'm not sure if anyone's seen this on national news...but we lost our home in the High Park Fire that is currently at 87,284 acres an 85% contained. Number of homes lost so far is 257. We were evacuated on June 9th and were finally able to go back and see our home yesterday. Nothing left but a pile of rubble.
I am so sorry for your loss. And yes, of course, the entire country has been anxiously watching the Colorado fires. I hope that you are able to get the help you need to rebuild your lives.
The ripple effect is larger than you may think. For example, a street in my neighborhood is holding a huge garage sale tomorrow to benefit a family whose relatives lost their home in a New Mexico fire.
I myself am in love with the Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico, and you probably heard of the fire there, the largest in the state's history. I still haven't made reservations for the pack trip I want to do there in November, worried that another fire may break out, in consideration of the drought conditions. At times Mother Nature can be cruel to us humans.