We are in a rough cycle right now. No doubt. Some of this fire is going to be a good thing. At least for West Fork. It is a lightning strike fire and there is so much dead fall and beetle kill that it is good to burn it out. Hopefully the ski area will come out relatively unscathed and the town will survive.
The Jemez wilderness is an awesome place. I've played around there. Hopefully the damage doesn't wreck the area for use.
Fwiw some of the most beautiful places I have been are meadows and grass lands created after a fire takes out the forest. So there will be renewal.
But yeah, this sucks...