Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Colorado's Burning

A new fire pops up every few days on the front range since we have been here.  Two of them are huge.  The area west of Fort Collins has been burning since we arrived, over 80,000 acres, and now Colorado Springs is overshadowing that one.  It has moved into populated areas and over 32,000 are evacuated, hundreds losing their homes.  A few days ago Estes Park had a fire (now extinguished) and eyes are on Boulder, the lastest fire.  We saw a fire one night in Leadville, luckily contained the next day.

A small inconvenience to our vacation planning, a huge loss to the people of Colorado.  

2 comments:

Carol Stalcup said...

In one of the reports, I saw the plea from Colorado about tourism, "keep coming, only half of percent of land involved, only 400 of 1500 campgrounds!". Unfortunately I think the optics are a lot to overcome, and thousands evacuating doesn't make one want to head right over....

Pat said...

Horrible fires there, I'm glad you'all haven't been affected on your vacation.