We're still learning more about the destruction wrought by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County, but it's clear recovery will be slow-moving and hard. The Colorado Sun put together a striking minute-by-minute timeline  of the Marshall Fire's effects, with interviews from people on the ground, fleeing literal flames. Huge wind gusts fueled the fire itself, as well as confusion as people figured out where to go. To that end, Colorado Public Radio also has an excellent piece detailing how firefighters struggled to find the fire itself in the early stages, and lost some precious time as a result.

The Sun also published a helpful guide on how to prepare for future Colorado fires, including how to put together an emergency kit and how to plan evacuation routes. 

Do you have a plan for any emergencies like this? Do you know anyone who was affected by the Marshall fire? It would be great to hear your stories.