I’m not sure if its global warming, or a major dry spell of fires due to negligence or a combination of all these. But it certainly has taken its toll on the property, environment and lives of many. I honor and respect those who have fought these fires and the money used to fight them, and help repair the damage.
I suspect in many areas such as Colorado it will take years to restore these areas, and the lives of many will be impacted, in a few cases where life has been lost, forever.
I don’t think we’ve seen the end of this however. As populations grow, budgets are tightened, and global warming and climate changes make certain areas dryer than normal, we will see this sort of thing happen again. And likely in areas not accustom to fires.
We nearly lost some property of our own, that our family owns, and were simply lucky that it didn’t burn all the trees on this remote property. However, not everybody was so lucky.