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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mountain Wildfires

We just heard on the Denver News that the only current wildfire in Colorado is just west of LaVeta which is about 12 miles east of where we live.  50 acres involved so far and very windy.  No evacuation notice so maybe they have it under control or contained. Our part of the state is extremely dry and today it is windy - not favorable conditions for fighting wildfires.
In 2006 we had a nearby wildfire north of us that burned near us and threatened us but did not cross Highway 160. This is the time of year when we have wildfire alerts so most people are prepared to evacuate if necessary. Yesterday when we went to check on a friends home we noted that the lake which is along the way was nearly dry. No winter snow no full lakes, and that presents a real hurdle to fighting wildfires.

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