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By David Appelhans
From Lafayette
Jun 26, 2012
Imaginate

In case you haven't heard, there is a fire growing on the backside of the flatirons near Bison Boulevard. Flagstaff Road is closed at baseline and 6th, and the smoke is engulfing some of the flatirons (the mace I think).

Went from 1 acre, to 6 acres, to 300 acres since 1:30 this afternoon.

www.9news.com/news/article/274444/71/Two-fires-burning-in-Bo>>>


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By koreo
From Denver, CO
Jun 26, 2012
sloping <br />

That fire went from small to huge in about 30 minutes. I watched the plume grow from the boulder ski deals.


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By Mark Roth
From Boulder
Jun 26, 2012
not climbing

Boulder fire.
Boulder fire.



scary!!


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By Cor
Jun 26, 2012
black nasty

as of now (just after 5pm)

200 - 300 acre.

all rec. activities are banned from eldo to boulder canyon.

pre-evac. notice went out to city residents on the west side of
broadway road, from dartmouth south to table mesa.

ncar has voluntary evac. for employees.

a type 1 fed team is on the way to manage it now.


shit, this is not looking good!


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By John McNamee
Administrator
From Littleton, CO
Jun 26, 2012
Artist Tears P3

Yeah, it's looking really bad from Denver....


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By Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Jun 26, 2012
My navigator keeps me from getting lost

This is becoming surreal.


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By Zac Barr
Jun 26, 2012

I'm not certain, but it appears the largest flames are directly behind the summit of South Boulder peak.

www.9news.com/video/player_live_2.aspx


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By Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Jun 26, 2012
OMG, I winz!!!

Damn this hits so close to home :(


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By BDergay
From Eldorado
Jun 26, 2012
Jayy-Dogg on rappel

yeah- it's on top of South Boulder and Bear Peaks now-- working it's way down Shadow Canyon..........


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By Joe Huggins
From 666 Rue le Jour-Edge City
Jun 26, 2012
mmmm....tree

Had a bit of rain. Situation appears to be much improved. I could see trees burning just below the summit of Bear. Don't see any active flares now. Smoke has decreased drastically. Looks much better than it did a couple of hours ago.


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By SendaGorilla
From Boulder
Jun 26, 2012

WOW!
we're still under "pr-evac" over here near NCAR..but the situation DOES appear to be looking better.
Were were watching the little spot fires popping over the ridge like 30 minutes ago..so we scrambled like crazy chickens tryin to pack as much crap in our cars as possible.....now...well, looks better. holding for.the best...Reeeeeally don't wanna move into the High School Inn tonight!


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By SendaGorilla
From Boulder
Jun 26, 2012

From the front porch....little tooooo close for comfort.
From the front porch....little tooooo close for comfort.


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By NickinCO
From colorado
Jun 26, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.

was in boulder canyon all day and had no idea. I looked in my mirror driving north on 28th and saw the plume, really shitty. I was actually planning on going to climb the 2nd tonight. I think they've stopped air operations now too.. seems like if they continued with the help of a little rain they might be able to get a handle on it.

Godspeed to everyone trying to put it out, and hopefully we get some more rain.


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By Joe Huggins
From 666 Rue le Jour-Edge City
Jun 26, 2012
mmmm....tree

The Herc flew another run a few minutes ago. It looks pretty good now.


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By matt davies
Jun 26, 2012

Great news...


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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Jun 26, 2012
Stabby

Whistling past the graveyard. Its laying down at the moment. Look at the 'successes' with the other fires going; at best they can defend some strips for awhile if the wind is cooperating, and they will be focusing on the million dollar estates around there. Pray for calm winds tomorrow.
We are ants under God's magnifying glass this year.
I'm afraid that Colorado's Katrina is at hand.


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By Keen Butterworth
From Boulder
Jun 26, 2012
Bouldering on Rabbit Mtn. Photo by Forrest Weller

The First at sunset while Bear Peak is burning.
The First at sunset while Bear Peak is burning.


Makes for a nice sunset...


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By matt davies
Jun 26, 2012

Delta Bravo wrote:
I'm afraid that Colorado's Katrina is at hand.

I kinda agree... anyone ever hear of the 500 year fire? Fire stories haunt the spiritual mythology of intermountain west Native American tribes like flood stories do the cultures of ancient Mesopotamia. Godspeed to all the firefighters and threatened homeowners.


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By NickinCO
From colorado
Jun 26, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.

lots of fire visible still...


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By Raiden
From Royal Oak, MI
Jun 27, 2012

What's the word on climbing in Boulder Canyon?


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By CJC
Jun 27, 2012

Shadow canyon smouldering at about 5pm.
Shadow canyon smouldering at about 5pm.


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By ABB
Jun 27, 2012

The City Of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) has closed the Flatirons due to the fire. All open space west of Broadway/Highway 93, north of Eldorado Springs Dr. and south of Canyon Blvd. is closed. See OSMP's page here:

www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=ar>>>

Keep the homeowners in your thoughts.


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By Canon
Jun 27, 2012

Eldo is closed.


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By Phil Lauffen
From The Bubble
Jun 27, 2012
RMNP skiing. Photo by Nodin de Saillan

Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs.


Potentially thousands of people lost their homes in Colorado Springs last night in my neighborhood. Keep them in your thoughts.


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By Jeremy Hand
Jun 27, 2012
slopey

HOLY HELL! My prayers, condolences, and best wishes go out to all affected!


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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jun 27, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.

This is from Wednesday AM, 6-27.



It's pretty much out now.


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