Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wordless Wednesday–High Park Fire

Okay, so I have two WW posts this week. After we got back from the Fire Hydrant 5k, we saw a plume of smoke from the mountain directly to the Northwest of our house. It has since become a 46,000+ acre fire. At one point on Sunday, we were concerned that our house would fall within the evacuation area but it never came down from the mountain. The smoke has been awful at our house; we’ve spent a bunch of time at my mom’s house about 20 miles away. Here are some pictures that hubby and I have taken so far

2012-06-10 High Park Fire PanoPanoramic view from my front porch on Sunday afternoon.

2012-06-11 High Park Fire from Horsetooth (2)2012-06-11 High Park Fire from Horsetooth (3)2012-06-11 High Park Fire from Horsetooth (4)2012-06-11 High Park Fire from Horsetooth (5)2012-06-11 High Park Fire from Horsetooth (57)2012-06-11 High Park Fire from Horsetooth

Tim went up to the reservoir by our house to take all the above pictures. That night, I went about a mile from our house, not up on the reservoir, and took these. I had the help of a massive zoom lens and someone who knew how to use it thanks to some random guy who was also taking pictures. Still, it was too close for my comfort.

2012-06-11 High Park Fire at Night (1)2012-06-11 High Park Fire at Night (2)

The fire continues to burn, but they’ve called in all the help now. At last update, there were 1200  personnel working 24-hour shifts to get the fire contained and protect the structures within the burn area. We’re praying for rain here and would appreciate if you could join us in that.

~S

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