I agree with Well Seasoned Fool on this.....it's really getting tiresome.
We have two relatively new fires; The CalWood fire South of us by Longmont. and the East Troublesome fire, directly West of there.
The ash fall from this current dump was about the worst it's been. The ash was in bigger pieces, chunky instead of flaky, and a good 1/4" deep on the windshield down by the wipers.
The Cameron Peak fire is the Northernmost one, with the blue line indicating how much is contained. It's around 207,000 acres after the massive 70,000 acre run it did last week. Estimates for lost structures is around 190, and expected to go higher.
The "small" fire South of us is the CalWood fire at about 7,000 acres. This is the one that was blowing smoke across I-25 yesterday.
And the big fire West of that is the East Troublesome fire, currently at well over
125,000 170,000 acres, becoming the second largest fire in Colorado history.
This is pretty much what the CalWood fire looked like coming back from DIA yesterday. Image courtesy of Wildfiretoday.com
Sweet Little Wife was almost crying when she saw it as we drove past.
We're praying for our firefighters, and praying for rain.......