Hilary witnessed parts of the fire near the town of Durango in Colorado, USA. She writes to us:
Wildfires, like many natural disasters, are often some combination of terrifying, gorgeous, and impressive power. I am mesmerized by the color and shapes I have been seeing in the #416fire while still praying for it to end with all people, animals and homes safe.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to the crews out there protecting strangers homes, putting your life on the line, and working so exhaustively to protect our Durango. There will never be enough thanks for what y’alldo.
For friends who have been concerned for my safety- I am all good here. I am decent ways away from the fire and it is unlikely to reach me where I live. The town is rather smoky but I am safe. There are a ton of people who have been evacuated so if you’re the praying type- send some up for those families and the fire crews working tirelessly
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