'It's just heartbreaking': As evacuation orders lift for Dollar Ridge Fire, some return to nothing

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  • Itsmeyesme88 Roosevelt, UT
    July 13, 2018 2:02 p.m.

    My 3 yr old and i sat and watched everyday with my mom this fire take home after home after home. Destroying not just 1 home but a whole town. Seeing the flames engulfing each area was heartbreaking. This town is one of the BEST PLACES TO LIVE. they r an amazing community. with the help of so many ppl her home was one of the few lucky ones. The person who did this is known. He has seen a judge and his sentence was handed down. Idk how we all feel about it but its not that important right now. Right now @ 60% contained we need to keep others in mind and hope they do not suffer what most have. Thank you to everyone who has gave a helping hand in any way. It is appreciated more than you will ever know. #westandstrong

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    July 12, 2018 9:45 a.m.

    Yesterday my husband drove over La Veta Pass in CO. He saw that everything was scorched between it and Old La Veta Pass. We have friends who own a cabin right in the area he was seeing burned. However, we received word later that their home escaped. Many other owners lost homes in the fire that has burned 107,000 acres in Costilla and Huerfano Counties. A friend of my cousin lost her only home, and virtually everything in it because of a miscommunication that didn't alert her she could have had a time window to save valuables.

    It is so sad, but in the fire to which I refer, it was waiting to happen because of so much firewood on ground in a year of extreme dryness. I asked relatives to what entity would donations be best used. I hope we will all try to help in some way.

  • dordrecht Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2018 8:41 a.m.

    A terrible loss for everybody. I hope they find the perpetrators who caused the fire and hold them responsible.

  • DarthMaul Vernal, UT
    July 12, 2018 2:44 a.m.

    I know a lot of the cabin owners in the area and my heart and prayers goes out to those who lost everything in this fire.