Western Wildfires

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  1. Bent77

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    From Loveland

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    Are we ever going to get a dislike button...
     
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    Just how much longer can these things burn? Or is this how 2020 ends? Maybe it’s a political fire. Depending on who wins it’ll either go out or burn it’s way to the east coast.
     
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    The new one and Cameron are both threatening to jump onto the prairie. We can see the new fire from the neighbors yard
     
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    We finally slowed down enough I get to go home for a bit. So I’m sitting in Evanston with many beers, and my puppers, 6 hours from the house.


    Coming into Evanston I saw echo is burning again. Right now it’s on the north side of the interstate.
     
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    Y’all be safe and if you need something holler.
     
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    Appreciate your service, been a tough Fire year
     
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    Picture shared by Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith from the Cameron fire, now at 200k
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    Some I took yesterday 77AB8B03-A84E-44CB-8CEE-A29A96464B57.jpeg E155047F-3744-4F8B-A992-2A94A2489D38.jpeg
     
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    East troublesome was only 19,000 acres a day ago. It ran 20 miles and 100,000+ acres yesterday. We saw a massive smoke plume up here yesterday and thought west edge of cameron peak had flared up again. It takes me 2 hours to drive down there but the smoke plume was so big it looked to be just over the border. Starting to hear that a lot of grand lake burned up last night.
     
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    Yeah it doesn’t look good for Grand Lake
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    A pano view yesterday afternoon from the south side of that plume. Pano covers about 30 miles of horizon 77A35022-6068-42A1-8245-78C271854207.jpeg
     
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    Stolen from IG from the fire crew going overhead
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    Most up to date info

    Cameron Peak fire is 50% containment, but has run itself to crew accessible fuel sources on many fronts
    Stands at 209k. Currently the largest fire in CO history

    East Troublesome has burned 160k acres in the last 36 hours, now estimated at 189k acres (2nd highest historically) and only 5% contained

    They are calling for 12” of snow Sunday
     
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    They’re calling for some good snow over the weekend. That’ll ease it up for sure
     
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    I hope that it does snow, and kill a lot of the burn. But I do wonder about the effectiveness over such a fire. I don't remember ever hearing about fires lasting until snow hit before, but my memory is possibly bad. Just seems astonishing to me.
    Hoping that the crews get some help from nature. And thankful to them as well!
     
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    October and November are usually the busiest months. October always has winds and is usually very dry. Some of the worst fires I’ve been around are in October.
     
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    The incident commander for East Troublesome said that while October fires aren’t uncommon, they aren’t the norm. So having snow during fire season isn’t common, but fire during snow season isn’t supposed to be

    But like Tom said, lots of wind. We don’t really get that much snow in October. It’s usually after the start of the year
     
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    @Bent77 did you all get some good snow last night? Looking like only an inch or two came down here in Denver.
     
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