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Fire season

With our warm, dry winter, and hot dry summer, we're really going to have an interesting fire season.

So far, here on the Front Range of Colorado we've had a 7,000 acre fire in 191 around Grey Rock and Seaman Reservoir, called the Hewlett Gulch fire.  Now we have another starting today around the Middle Unit of Cherokee Park, called the Stuart Hole Fire.  Just 40 acres so far, but I suspect it'll be a lot more than that by tomorrow afternoon.

We had the Lower North Fork fire off of the North Fork of the South Platte back in March, I think that was unit 39, that went over 4,000 acres.

Down by Pagosa we have the 5,000 (and growing in heavy black timber) acre Little Sand Fire up the Piedra River in unit 77.

There's more, and will continue to be more.  Though I'm a big fan of fire, I don't think we need New Mexico's 250,000 acre fire right now.

If you want to monitor some of the current fires, go to inciweb.org.  I may update this page from time to time over the summer for those who wonder about current fires that Google Earth may not show yet.

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Yeah I agree the fires are

Yeah I agree the fires are just doinf natures work, but it sure puts a strain on the the pople directly involved in them.  And it really sucks going camping and not being able to have a fire.

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more fires

At noon they were reporting the high park fire to be just 50 acres.  As of now they are calling it 5000 acres.  Like I said, it's going to be a busy fire season

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Even the high country is

Even the high country is drying out fast.

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Took These

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From Lake Loveland around 10:30 a.m.

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nice pictures

Good pictures.  As of this morning, they are reporting 8,000 acres, but that report is really from last night.  Got a wind shift which is bad for the fire fighters, pushing it back uphill, but it really cooled off today.  This thing probably could have hit 50,000 acres and still might, but the weather should help minimize it.  

Still could get interesting, and it's only early June.

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Dangerous fire

and is reported at 14,000 acres and growing fast!!!! Prayers sent!!!

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And growing

20k  numerous structures burned and possibly a fatality

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Exbiologist

by now it is probably half way to your prediction of 50,000!!! This could be the year the Beetle kill comes burning down!!!! You see so much red forrest everywhere you go and you say to yourself it is only a matter of time! That time might just be this year!

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Already at

37,000 acres early today!! Lost 100 homes last night!!!

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