New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by nyker » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:25 am

Wow. That can't help. Hopefully not a lot of folks are in its path.
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by dpage » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:20 pm

Big Thompson Canyon is closed at the Dam Store now with mandatory evacuations for the lower canyon.
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by HikerGuy » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:12 pm

The smoke plume from the East Troublesome Fire has blown into Boulder.
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by greenonion » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:12 pm

How are you folks in Ft Collins/Loveland feeling about things after today’s wind?
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by greenonion » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:14 pm

greenonion wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:12 pm
How are you folks in Ft Collins/Loveland feeling about things after today’s wind?
My daughter is at CSU there in foco
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by Alpineair » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:43 pm

My daughter took this yesterday in Loveland heading towards the Fort.
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by Cygnus X1 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:09 pm

I was walking my dog a couple hours ago near the Boyd Lake State Park headquarters and flames are now visible from here. Appears to be on the ridge this side of CR27 and between Hwy 34 and Masonville.
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by cougar » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:51 pm

Fire has spread into bobcat ridge and flames are very visible from west side of loveland. Latest report says about 200,000 acres.
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by herdbull » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:34 pm

timewarp01 wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:15 pm
Was out hitting some of the peaks on the north edge of RMNP today and saw a big new forest fire on the way out. Here's a pic from Long Draw Road:

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And my view of the area earlier in the day before the fire started:

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They were shutting down all the roads as I was driving out, lots of emergency vehicles and small aircraft in the area. This is gonna be a pretty bad fire season for the US.
Here's an article on the fire:
https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2 ... 371627001/
question for the OP. Have you contacted the forest service and offered any photos you may have taken? I know they were investigating the origin and looking for any photos taken early on. You have some quality pics of the same day before/after. Just a thought.
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by timewarp01 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:38 pm

herdbull wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:34 pm
question for the OP. Have you contacted the forest service and offered any photos you may have taken? I know they were investigating the origin and looking for any photos taken early on. You have some quality pics of the same day before/after. Just a thought.
I have not; my 'before' pics were taken 3-4 hours before it started from Pk 12,308 and as soon as I took them I began hiking east, eventually descending the south ridge of Fall Mountain. As a result, I either had my back turned or mountains blocking my view of the fire basically the entire day until I arrived back at the Corral Creek trailhead. By the time I first noticed the smoke and got a good view of the plume there were already aircraft in the area and a significant ground presence.
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by herdbull » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:48 am

I think they would still be interested in them. The investigation is still ongoing as to what started it. Doesn't appear there was storms around. I know on some other website they were asking for people or pics of the area in the early stages of the fire to contact them. Might not hurt to touch base with them. the timeline might help them piece things together.

edit: I love Long Draw road
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Re: New Fire in the Poudre Canyon

Post by ker0uac » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:23 am

Sorry for the lazy question but can anyone point me to where I can see a radar/satellite live image of smoke conditions?
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