Around 190 homes have been destroyed, including eight more Sunday night in the Buckhorn area down to Redstone Canyon.
Larimer County crews continue fighting what is now the most destructive fire in Colorado history.
Other fires have burned more in terms of acreage, but none have destroyed this many homes.
All 190 of those houses were full of memories; those are gone now. Ten days into this fire, the pain is still fresh.
Wade Cecchinelli only had five minutes to gather just a few belongings last Saturday before the High Park Fire invaded Old Flowers Road.
"It's incredible," Cecchinelli said. "It can go that quickly."
Cecchinelli, along with his wife Cindy, wondered for days if the fire spared their cabin.
"I didn't think it was going to make it, but I was hoping," Cecchinelli said.
Then they got the news you can never prepare for.
"It was just like a punch in the stomach," Cyndi Cecchinelli said. "I just remember balling."
The cabin was in their family for 40 years. Wade Cecchinelli's father built it.
"We especially spent a lot of time up there since his dad died," Cyndi Cecchinelli said.
Peter Cecchinelli died three years ago.
"We kind of made it our mission the last 3 years to bust our butts," Cyndi Cecchinelli said. "We had it looking good."
It was hard work, blood, sweat, and a lot of tears.
"[He] just kind of felt closer to his Dad being up there," Cyndi Cecchinelli said.
They wonder what's left of the views they enjoyed for all those years.
"I'm pretty sure it's not going to be there," Cyndi said. "It's going to be black sticks. But we have our lives."
The same is not true for their neighbor Linda Steadman, who died in the fire.
"She was always up there," Wade said. "She really loved the area."
They say it's hard to feel too bad. The cabin was their second home.
"So many people have lost so much more," Wade Cecchinelli said.
Their thoughts now are with the firefighters.
"They're still out there fighting," Cyndi Cecchinelli said. "It's hot and hard. We can't be grateful enough."
They want others to know they should never underestimate the fire.
"Don't take it lightly," Wade said. "Get out."
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