Sunday, June 09, 2002
Glenn Reynolds has pointed out that we are having some large and destructive fires in Colorado this weekend. All day today, the sky overhead has been nothing but orange overcast - smoke from the Hayman fire about 55 miles south-southwest from Denver. The house, despite being closely shut all day, smells of smoke as well. Note that the smoke plume over Denver comes from the second or third largest of the current fires. Our thoughts and prayers are with the fire crews - especially as the current "Coal Seam" fire near Glenwood Springs is covering the area of the infamous Stormking Mountain fire of 1994 that took 14 firefighters' lives.
UPDATE 6/10: The "Coal Seam" fire is uncontrolled at over 7,000 acres and two dozen homes destroyed. The Hayman fire is at more than 60,000 acres according to N.Z. Bear's maps. An aggregate of more than 105,000 acres have been consumed by fire in Colorado in the last few days.
Robin 7:34 PM