Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Boulder Foothills on Fire

I have seen three fires in the foothills of Boulder since I have moved here in 1995. Here is the latest. The fuel is mostly grass, not good, but not a disaster...least not so far.

This one isn't in such good conditions. It happened due to really high winds and as a result of those high winds, it makes it that much more dangerous. The winds were so bad, it caused two different powerlines to fall and short. There are two independent fires started by the same wind.

I live East of the fires. This was my view tonight.
Foothills Fire

The winds are slowing down and hopefully fire crews can contain these blazes before the winds pick up again tomorrow.