My family and I are safe from the fire that has enveloped the northwest side of our city. We live downtown and are probably 7 miles from the fire. Last night the fire doubled in size and destroyed entire neighborhoods just north of Garden of the Gods. Many of our favorite hiking and biking trails are gone. And a lot of my favorite road rides are closed because of evacuations. No one ever believed the fire would actually come down into the city. But it did. And it is devastating.