Coming home after the High Park Fire

Reblogger Jennifer Fivelsdal
Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

So delighted to hear that Mary Douglas was able to go home.  I have followed Mary's Blog over the years.  She is witty and I also appreciate her photographs; so when I heard about the fire in Colorado she was one who came to mind.

Knowing Mary she will be working hard helping those who lost everything, find a place to live.

Original content by Mary Douglas

Prickly Pear CactusComing home after the High Park Fire

Yesterday afternoon we received a reverse 911 call letting us know that residents in Glacier View Meadows, Hewlett Gulch, Deer Meadows and Green Mountain Meadows could return home. 

Other southern areas, near Rist Canyon, Bellvue and Poudre Park are also going or are going to go home soon.

The good news comes in the shadow of knowing that 260 High Park Fire evacuees can never go home; 60 of those homes were in our area, 54 of those were in Glacier View Meadows.  My heart aches for the people who have lost their homes; some are calling our office looking for a place to rent or even a new home in these mountains, I’ve had 2 such calls already today. 

They love these mountains, we all do.  This is the place that we call home.

The National Guard has left the “northern flank of the fire” (where we are) fire crews are still working the fire’s interior- but many have left the area to go help in Colorado Springs and on other fires.

There is still a lot to do.

Thank you for your love, support and concern.  The number of calls and emails has been amazing; our communities have shown incredible strength of character.   The firefighters, support crews, information officers and law enforcement have done an outstanding job.  After almost 3 weeks, it looks like we are nearing the end of the High Park Fire- let’s hope so!

 If you have a home you would consider renting please let us know at Ponderosa Realty- together, we will get through this.

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“A Day in the Mountains will always soothe your city soul”

Mary Douglas, your Mountain Broker-Associate and REALTOR®

United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, CO   


I specialize in the Red Feather Lakes area, Fox Acres, Crystal Lakes and Glacier View Meadows Subdivisions, if you are interested in buying or selling your mountain home, please give me a call, I’m here to help you.

The information contained in Mary’s blog is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and the opinions and views expressed in these articles are solely those of the author.

I write about my area in Colorado; Law, Custom & Procedure vary from State to State and even within the State.

REAL ESTATE IS LOCAL.  Always consult with your LOCAL Real Estate Professional. 



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C. Lloyd McKenzie
Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque


Thak you so much for posting this.  My heart goes out to all the residents of Colorado whose lives have been affected by the fire. Continue to stay safe Mary...I'll keep you in my prayers

Jun 29, 2012 04:36 PM #1
Rob Lang
At Home Kansas Team Powered by Keller Williams Partners Inc / - Lawrence, KS
Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes

Jennifer, thank you for posting Mary Douglas' blog.  So many people in Colorado have lost so much.

Jun 29, 2012 05:27 PM #2
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Jennifer.. my daughter is currently living in Colorado in Boulder, but not near the fires. It has been a terrible tragedy for those that live there. So many lost so much. Losing your home to a fire is a devasting thing. THey will be glad that Mary Douglas will find them a new place. She will be able to help many for sure.

Jun 29, 2012 10:08 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

While wildfires continue to blaze in several of our Western States, Colorado is being especially hard hit.  I had been concerned about Mary because of her location.  I'm really grateful she is safe, and was able to return home.  My heart goes out to those enduring these disasters.

Jun 29, 2012 11:10 PM #4
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hey Jennifer, thanks for the reblog.  I was surprised to come over to see you...and then see this.  I appreciate it, Jennifer!

Jul 01, 2012 07:51 AM #5
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