Denver, Colo., Jun 6, 2018 / 15:05 pm
As ongoing wildfires rage through the southwest region of the United States, local dioceses are offering their prayers and support for victims.
"I pray for all those in harm's way and for all first responders and volunteers fighting the fire," said Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe in a June 1 statement.
"The Archdiocese of Santa Fe joins all in prayer and stands ready to support those who are affected by this emergency," he continued.
In New Mexico, the Ute Park Fire has forced thousands into evacuation in and around the town of Cimarron, near the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. The fire, which was filtering into the town from nearby Ute Park, has burned 36,000 acres since it began on May 31.