"People have been so nice," she said. "I just felt better after she did that."
The baby is bringing more joy than they thought possible. "Emmet is getting held a lot," Bill Moreau said.
While the Moreaus try to push on, officials say that the Black Forest Fire has scorched close to 16,000 acres and killed at least two people. Authorities said Friday that they are surveying about 7,000 homes in the area.
At an 11 a.m. briefing Friday, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said workers plan to have a couple of updates about homes throughout the day. Marked units are moving through neighborhoods, and if they see a door ajar or flames approaching a home, they call for firefighters, the sheriff said.
He said that he feels more encouraged about results of efforts to battle the Black Forest Fire and that authorities "gained some tremendous ground" when it came to identifying hotspots and saving structures.
"To me, it was the turning point we were looking for," he said, though he acknowledged conditions could change.
Some 750 firefighters have helped contain the blaze by 5%. With the help of helicopters and air tankers, they established a loose perimeter.
The fire's evacuation area was 93,000 acres, affecting approximately 38,000 people and 13,000 homes, and the flames were estimated to have burned through 15,700 acres, Maketa said.
There were other fires in the state as well, including in Grand and Huerfano counties. Black Forest was the biggest of the blazes.