Here is a map of the fire (as of 8pm Sunday) you can see about where we live in the bottom right corner. Between us and the fire is Horsetooth Reservoir and a range of mountains, so it doesn’t seem that we could be in the line of fire.
And here is a pan view I tried to assemble of a 360 view from the top of the reservoir, sorry for the seams, but my eyes are still burning from taking pictures in the smoke so I can’t really see the details. Click to make the image larger.
Homes are already being destroyed, families are being evacuated and there is no sight to the fire being contained any time soon. Our community just experienced a fire north of this fire in Hewlett Gulch, our families favorite hiking trail. So we could really use a break from fires 🙂
Although our home is not in immediate danger, the fire is just on the other side of the mountain from us. The air is thick with smoke and it seems to be getting much worse. Please pray for the families that are being effected by this fire. Please pray for the smoke to clear and for rain to help contain this fire. If you are looking for a way to help out those who have been effected by the fire, our church is working with a local organization to assist those in need, you can find the info here. In church today they mentioned that they need blankets, bedding and toiletries.
It is something so simple and natural, yet it can completely devastate a community. This fire has grown over anything that authorities could have expected. It continues to grow with no end in sight… yet in a time like this, there is an opportunity to bring people together for the common goal of love for one another. A respect for each other and overflow of compassion. I pray that good comes from this. I can already see our community rise to the challenge to show love and kindness to those in need.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers…