I found this on my Facebook feed from a friend who lives outside of Colorado Springs. The fires are devastating and so sadly destructive. This video was done by an art student who set up a camera on his deck. He recorded it from June 23- June 28. He has it set to music from Angels and Demons composed by Hans Zimmer.
It is hauntingly beautiful what this young student has captured and put together.
Be sure to watch both videos. The first is a news clip. The actual video is at the bottom of the article. Click on full screen and watch the 16 minutes. It's amazing.
You can click on 'watch on youtube' to like the video and read more info.
For anyone who has spent any time in Colorado, you know the beauty of this area.
http://www.9news.com/news/article/27505 … anyon-Fire
Thanks for posting this, Rebekah. I live on the opposite side of the Springs from where the fires were, but got to see the progression first hand. Have thought about sharing my perspective so others not living in the area could get a glimpse of the magnitude of this firestorm.
This video clip you shared tells the story very well also, and I have to admit when it got to the footage of Tuesday afternoon, I got the chills watching it.
Yes, it is chilling to watch. I couldn't help but cry as it progressed. It was shot by a young 20 year old art student. He has captured a historical piece of footage.
I can't imagine seeing this first hand. It looks terrifying and hearing the stories is so sad. I heard that some of the part time firemen don't have health insurance and there is something being drawn up to address this issue.
I'm sure others would be interested in reading your perspective. I hope it gets better for all of you affected.
It wouldn't surprise me in the least if part timers have no health coverage. Add to that, standing shoulder to shoulder with full time firefighters were volunteers from some of the smaller surrounding communities whose only interest is to serve and protect there neighbors. My hat goes off to all those who rushed to aid Colorado's residents. There are so many hero's whose stories will only ever be known to those within the brotherhood that held the line against this fury.
It will get better, but the climate, she's a changin' and no matter where you live, we should get used to more episodes of extreme weather related events. Not a bad idea for everyone to have an emergency kit that will sustain your family for a few days on hand, in case of extended power outages and road closures.
rebekahELLE, thank you so much for posting this link. We on the east coast hear about fires like this, even watch the news about them (read, watch, note, click off, get on with BAU), but we will most likely never experience them. This young man's work brings the magnitude of this event into our souls where a long time will pass before the impact diminishes.
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