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Saturday, June 15, 2013

A break in our regular programming

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This is a map of the 480+ homes destroyed (red) or damaged (yellow) in the Black Forest fire, which continues to burn 30 miles south of me. This is the same city hit less than a year ago by the Waldo Canyon fire that destroyed 346 homes.

As always, the best way to help is to donate to the Red Cross. It is currently operating 3 shelters for the thousands displaced by this catastrophic fire, already the most destructive fire in Colorado history.

11 comments:

Nancy said...

OUr hearts and prayers are with those folks. This is so tragic.
xo Nancy
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Keri said...

That's a powerful image

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Fires suck. Thanks for putting it in perspective for those of us far away. Stay safe.

Debra Phillips said...

that image says more than words. my nephews are part of the fire fighting team. be safe raina

Raina Cox said...

Debra Phillips - Your nephews are saints. Thank them for us!

An Urban Cottage said...

I think of you every time I hear about it. How devastating.

I heard the Royal Gorge Bridge was in danger. Oftentimes the places we see on the news don't seem real but having been there, it does seem very real.

I was glad to see that the weather was cooperating and hope it's under control soon.

Raina Cox said...

An Urban Cottage - Steve, the Royal Gorge bridge is currently being assessed for damage. They believe the steel skeleton is safe, but the wood planks are damaged.

Here's more info for you:

http://tinyurl.com/lzrt7xq

Camilla said...

WHOA. Being on the other side of the world & currently living in a work bubble I didnt know of this. Just devastating. I hope you stay safe. xxx

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I didn't know this was so close to you. There have been so many natural disasters lately. Just visited my folks this weekend and they had a tornado touch down nearby and lots of trees down. Hope things calm down soon!

Annie Smith said...

Geez, that is terrible! Good, safe thoughts your way.
xo

Anonymous said...

Raina, you're the only person I "know" in CO. You came to mind when I heard of the fires, and prayed for your safety. My heart goes out to all affected by this, and pray for their healing.