Shocked Colorado Cabin Owner Finds Note Left By Firefighter
Humanity is not lost. There is good in people and we all need that confirmed from time to time.
A massive fire, aptly named the East Troublesome Fire, has been raging near Granby, Colorado. Many homes and ranches have been wiped out. One cabin owner named Dan Stones had given up, figuring his cabin had been lost to a fire that jumped 100,000 acres in a couple of hours.
After the fire had passed, Dan returned to sift though the ashes. He was shocked to find that while everything around his cabin was blackened, the cabin was in near perfect condition.
Then he saw the note left by a firefighter.
"If this note finds you, we must have done something right. Sorry for the loss of your shed and we had to cut the wood fence to save the house. Things got really hot but we stayed as long as possible."
"Best wishes Engine 1446."
"It absolutely blew me away," Dan told CBS news. "And I'm a grown man, and I can admit I wept."
The East Troublesome fire is still living up to its name. Now at over 192,000 acres and 20% contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
As the same time, credit must be given to those who have opened their doors to exhausted firefighters - like The Stanley Hotel that kept the staff on and opened it's doors to 1,000 fire fighters, with hot meals, hot showers, clean towels, and beds included.
So you see, there are a lot of good people in the world. They just don't always get a lot of attention.