Less than a year ago our city battled the largest wildfire in Colorado history.
Today, as numerous wildfires are raging in our state (at the
The blaze closest to
is the Colorado Springs Black Forest fire. So far it has burned more than
8,000 acres in one day and is 0% contained. That means it is burning out of
Hundreds of firefighters, police, National Guard and others are helping to battle flames in the 90+ degree heat.
Thousands have been evacuated statewide and nearly 100 homes have been lost in the
Black Forest fire—only miles from
Today, the air is hazy and you can smell the smoke for miles. It smells like campfire, residual from the blaze still being battled.
is a community that rallies to help each other. I was at Care and Share foodbank today dropping of boxes of energy bars (for firefighters on the front
lines) and the line of cars went on for BLOCKS…so many people willing to help! Colorado Springs
For rain to come and the high winds to die down
For the fires to be contained and stop (they predict it will burn for days)
For the many people who have evacuated—for comfort in their loss of homes and properties—and for food and shelter in their time of need right now.
For the police, firefighters, National Guard, Army and other first responders to be safe and to have the energy and strength to battle this blaze.
For people, property and pets to be safe.
Lord, we need you. Come and heal our land—and the people of our city affected by the fires. We ask believing! In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Click for live updates on the
wildfires from The Gazette Colorado
Photo credit (fire): Huffington Post; Photo credit (cars): Jackie Johnson