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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.

9news.com/news/article/274444/...
David Appelhans
From Medford, MA
Joined Nov 11, 2007
350 points
Jun 26, 2012
sloping
That fire went from small to huge in about 30 minutes. I watched the plume grow from the boulder ski deals. koreo
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 24, 2009
90 points
Jun 26, 2012
not climbing
Boulder fire.
Boulder fire.



scary!!
Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
12,831 points
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!

Cor
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Jun 26, 2012
Artist Tears P3
Yeah, it's looking really bad from Denver.... John McNamee
From Littleton, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2002
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Jun 26, 2012
My navigator keeps me from getting lost
This is becoming surreal. Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Joined Jul 17, 2006
274 points
Jun 26, 2012
I'm not certain, but it appears the largest flames are directly behind the summit of South Boulder peak.

9news.com/video/player_live_2....
Zac Barr
Joined Apr 14, 2002
13 points
Jun 26, 2012
OMG, I winz!!!
Damn this hits so close to home :( Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2007
560 points
Jun 26, 2012
yeah- it's on top of South Boulder and Bear Peaks now-- working it's way down Shadow Canyon.......... bdboulder
From Eldorado
Joined Oct 11, 2006
127 points
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. Joe Huggins
From Grand Junction
Joined Oct 4, 2001
177 points
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!
SendaGorilla
From Boulder
Joined Jul 29, 2010
42 points
Jun 26, 2012
From the front porch....little tooooo close for co...
From the front porch....little tooooo close for comfort.
SendaGorilla
From Boulder
Joined Jul 29, 2010
42 points
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.
NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Jun 26, 2012
mmmm....tree
The Herc flew another run a few minutes ago. It looks pretty good now. Joe Huggins
From Grand Junction
Joined Oct 4, 2001
177 points
Jun 26, 2012
Great news...

matt davies
Joined Mar 9, 2007
25 points
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.
Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
839 points
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...
Keen Butterworth
From Boulder
Joined Feb 27, 2006
1,442 points
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.
matt davies
Joined Mar 9, 2007
25 points
Jun 26, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
lots of fire visible still... NickinCO
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
239 points
Jun 27, 2012
What's the word on climbing in Boulder Canyon? Raiden
From Royal Oak, MI
Joined May 14, 2011
3,604 points
Jun 27, 2012
Mashers Tower
Shadow canyon smouldering at about 5pm.
Shadow canyon smouldering at about 5pm.
Cornelius Jefferson
Joined Apr 5, 2006
163 points
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:

bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?...

Keep the homeowners in your thoughts.
ABB
Joined Mar 1, 2007
3 points
Jun 27, 2012
Eldo is closed. Canon
Joined May 15, 2011
162 points
Jun 27, 2012
Crux Move
Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs.


Potentially thousands of people lost their homes in Colorado Springs last night in my neighborhood. Keep them in your thoughts.
Phil Lauffen
From The Bubble
Joined Jun 20, 2008
2,173 points
Jun 27, 2012
slopey
HOLY HELL! My prayers, condolences, and best wishes go out to all affected! Jeremy Hand
Joined Feb 24, 2012
109 points
Jun 27, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
This is from Wednesday AM, 6-27.



It's pretty much out now.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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