At least five and perhaps as many as eight volunteer firefighters lost their homes in the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins, Colorado in June. Most of them were fighting the fire while their homes burned along with one of the Rist Canyon Fire Department’s stations. Now some are facing a deadline imposed by insurance companies to have the structures rebuilt within a year.
Helping to meet the deadline are volunteers of another type, wielding hammers and saws during winter weather — providing assistance to people they have never met. The Denver Post has more about theses volunteers.