Karen Minniear and her family survived the 2010 Fourmile Fire in Boulder County. Their home did not. In this interview, she talks about the lessons she learned and gives insight into what the victims of this year's wildfires are going through now.
Over 11 days last September, 169 homes burned across 6,200 acres outside Boulder. Damages totaled more than $210 million, making the Fourmile fire the costliest in Colorado's history. For Rod Moraga, the Minniear family, Chris and Brian Finn, Dennis Crawford — and hundreds like them — their lives would never be the same.
By Robert Sanchez
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