BOONE, Colo. (KKTV) - A fire that forced the evacuation of an entire Colorado town left one man in the ICU.
Tim Sigler has deep roots in the town of Boone, and he has a long road to recovery ahead of him.
"It's just going to take a long time for my dad to get better," Jessica Sigler said of her father. "His airway is burned, he's on a ventilator, and more than the money, we just want to have people to pray for him, and bring him back home."
Home to a town that even has a street named after the family, Tim was badly burned in Thursday's fire that scorched more than 800 acres. He was with his family on their property when the fire started. While Tim was keeping an eye on the blaze, the fire split into two before jumping the river. Within minutes, Tim was surrounded by flames.
Jessica says her brother was able to grab Tim and put him in the truck. In the process, her brother was burned on his hands and face. He drove Tim over to their home, and Tim's wife took him from there.
Driving toward the hospital, Tim's wife met up with an ambulance on the road. Doctors wanted to fly Tim to Aurora for treatment, but the wind was so bad he had to be taken by ambulance.
Jessica says her father will need several skin grafts. The worry right now is infection and managing his excruciating pain.
A family friend has set up a GoFundMe account. Click here to donate.
The fire was fully contained by Friday evening.