Colorado man finds cabin still standing and note from firefighters after wildfire burned dangerously close
As theraged near Granby, Colorado, Dan Stones could only imagine from a distance the fate of his family cabin. He said it was a “rollercoaster of a week” and didn’t even know about the blaze until he drove up over the weekend.
At one point, the wildfire jumped more than 100,000 acres in mere hours. Stones initially couldn’t believe it and thought his home was going to be a loss.
“I thought it was an error,” he told CBS News. “I thought it was wrong, and my wife was standing over my shoulder when I saw it and my jaw hit the desk.”
He said the fire had been burning about 30 miles away from his cabin and described the scenario as “very frightening.”
Ultimately, the flames burned very close to the cabin — about 5 or 6 feet away, according to firefighters. Fast forward a