Boulder Fires

Eerie video of Boulder wildfires burning last night.

Normally, I’d put up a fashion post today, but it’s just not in me today. The air is foggy with smoke from the Boulder, CO wildfires burning only a few miles away from our home. Over 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the hills and the fire, so far, has claimed 3,500 acres of land. The town of Boulder is safe, but as many of you know, the foothills butt right up against the town and many people live up in those winding canyons. Ashes from the fire are raining down all over the city and they’ve cautioned people to stay indoors today, especially if they have health problems. The fire is not contained yet, so we can expect even more damage to come, with already dozens of homes lost.

photo: Daily Camera/Mark Leffingwell

My heartfelt thoughts go out to the people who’ve lost their homes and those who are waiting to hear. If you’d like to read the news coverage, click here or for the twitter feed click there.

If I only had a few minutes to gather up my life in a bag, it’s excruciating to think about what I would take and what’s really, really important.

UPDATE 4:06 pm: An estimated 7100 acres have burned and a preliminary count of known structures lost is 43, which is not the total number of structures. Nine volunteer firefighters have lost their own houses while fighting this fire. The wildfire is not done and not contained at all. It’s currently heading North and Northeast toward Pine Brook Hills. Truly dismal circumstances for the town of Boulder, but hats off to the courageous firefighters who are working to contain this wildfire.

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