Several months prior to the Waldo Canyon Fire, Myrna Candreia had a premonition. "Something inside me told me, 'You need to prepare for a fire,'" she recalls. "I had developed this feeling inside that things weren't good. Maybe it was because of the drought we were having?"
One week before the fire, she went to Staples, bought boxes and set them up, but didn't fill them. "I could have been fully prepared and a lot more prepared. I wasn't. I got a few things out," she says.