Last summer, Southwest Colorado was decimated by the 416 fire. For close the 60 days, the fire raged in the San Juan National Forrest. Smoke and debris filled our valley. A thin layer of soot covered our minivan. Families and animals were forced to flee their homes.
After the fire was contained, it had burned 55,000 acres. For the sake of perspective, Washington, DC is approximately 44,000 acres. Yet, here is something we often forget about these fires; the rebirth or restoration. Sometimes we need the fire to remove the impurities in life. A Phoenix cannot rise from the ashes without the fire.