Did you read about the fires that destroyed over 1,000 houses in the northern suburbs of Denver this past week? While the loss of life is low (only two people missing) because of the unbelievable work of emergency personnel to evacuate ahead of the flames of the grass fires, the devastation is tremendous. I spent two summers in Boulder CO just a few miles away, and some of my friends work and live in the area. Here is an excellent story about how the fires started and how they spread in 100-mph winds coming down the east side of the Rockies from New York Magazine at https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/01/colorado-saw-the-return-of-the-urban-firestorm.html.

Panhandle fire, March 6, 2017. Hoover Volunteer Fire Department