8 Wildfires currently are being fought in Colorado alone
If you go to this URL, you can see a truly fascinating short video (which cannot be embedded):
It was taken by the local National Guard, bless them, as they try and save homes and forest land.
CLUE: 10,000 acres = approximately 15 square miles
Today's Numbers: Not good. 81,190 acres already burned; still at 45% containment; $27.6 million dollars spent thus far; 1923 personnel fighting this fire; also 13 type 1 Hand Crews; 22 Type 2 Hand Crews; 135 engines; 11 dozers and 27 water tenders; 6 Type 1 helicopters; 3 Type 2 Helicopters; 5 heavy air tankers; and fixed wing support aircraft (I assume for reconnaissance work)
Windy and dry conditions keep pushing the fire outside its former bounds, and with no rain in the forecast for about a week at the very least, things simply do not look good.
Please I would ask everyone to think good thoughts about wet weather which doesn't whip the flames into greater fury nor add any further lightning strikes.
Think RAIN, please, all. Lots of it--for 3 straight days, gently and unceasingly falling all over the fire's territory and any surrounding land for 2 miles at least.
Any prayers will greatly be appreciated as well.
With a sinking heart
Yours stuck indoors, home sealed due to smoke during 90 degree weather