The view from here

10 06 2018

The 416 Fire (north of Durango) from Disappointment Valley.

The 416 Fire (north of Durango) from Disappointment Valley.

Ugly.

The 416 Fire north of Durango has surpassed 8,600 acres and is still only 10 percent contained. The Durango Herald reports that more homes have been evacuated (now more than 1,300) and additional homes are on pre-evacuation notice (more than 1,000). The Burro Fire, in Montezuma County about 13 miles west of the 416 Fire, is at about 300 acres and 0 percent contained.

If it looks like this from Disappointment Valley, can you imagine how terrifying it looked from Durango?

It’s hard to imagine the searing fear one must feel if your home is in the area of this – or any – fire.

Though it takes away none of that fear … please be safe.

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8 responses

10 06 2018
Maggie Frazier

Yet another fire season! I feel for the people who are in the paths of these fires – and the men & women who put their lives on the line to fight them. It just seems so very unnecessary – more & more actual disasters every day – and still people refuse to believe climate change is real! Scary, isnt it?

10 06 2018
TJ

Very.

10 06 2018
Marytherese Ambacher

Prayers to all!

10 06 2018
TJ

Ditto – and thank you!

10 06 2018
baileytan

I know that fear very well. The Rough Fire in Kings Canyon Park, and wilderness was just a few miles from my home when the fire fighters got it under control.
Sending prayers for all affected.

11 06 2018
Pat

Amazing fire behavior!

11 06 2018
Sue Story

It has been truly been a very difficult year with this “mother of all droughts.” The fires are devastating. (The Burro fire is very close to us – some of our favorite places burning. 😦 ) Prayers for the firefighters and those who have been evacuated.

11 06 2018
Sue Story

“It has truly been a very difficult year…” Can’t even write this morning.

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