I have traveled from Hungary to Colorado to be with my family for the summer, but it's not the vacation I expected. A forest fire began in the mountains west of the city on Saturday, and it has been causing worry ever since.
Today, everything changed. Colorado Springs is in flames. We had to evacuate our house as smoke and fire poured in to the area. I don't know the condition of the house - it may be perfectly fine, it may be completely gone - but the last views I had of that area of town were dense clouds of smoke and bursts of flames.
The important thing is that my parents, my three dogs, and myself are all safe and out of harm's way - at least for now. We are fortunate enough to have friends who are letting us stay with them. Hopefully we will find out more news tomorrow.