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Monday, June 9, 2008

6TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HAYMAN FIRE.......




Colorado changed in June 2002. What is known as the Hayman Fire raged through an area to the south and west of where we live, taking more than 100 homes, and many more out-buildings, burning 138,000 acres in four counties. The person charged with starting this horrific fire has recently been released from prison, and must now return to the area to perform community service. Emotions run high. I talked with a firefighter recently, who said that parts of the burn area reached such high temperatures, that nothing will ever live there again. The earth is hardened and destroyed. The photos I have shared are from just one area of the region taken by the fire. These shots are from late in January of this year, and show the minimal amounts of vegetation that have begun to regrow.

3 comments:

This Country Girl said...

This is so sad! It is such a shame! I can totally understand how it took 100 homes...because it can spread so rapidly. I don't know if a person could ever do enough community service to make up for that!

Tammy

Cathy said...

How sad that one destructive person can produce such harm and damage and ruin peoples' lives. I hope that it does regrow in the future.

Cookie said...

I remember this clearly ... it was right on the other side of the mountain from our home. We rode through Deckers last summer and I was shocked at how little had grown back.


One wreckless act over some love letters changes so many lives.... unbelievable!