By: MrMixon , 10:53 PM GMT on June 11, 2013
This blog entry is going to be a bit scattershot. I'm just trying to put all the fire info I'm gathering in one spot.
7 News just reported that today was the earliest date since records began in the late 1800s that Denver has ever reached triple-digit temperatures. Humidity is exceptionally low (2-4%) and winds are moderately high and somewhat gusty.
Fire Danger Today:
Three FOUR fires are currently burning in Colorado.
Royal Gorge Fire
Webcam showing a fire that sprung up today near the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado.
Inciweb has started an incident page for the Royal Gorge Fire.
Black Forest Fire
Yet ANOTHER fire in Colorado, this one in El Paso County, has already claimed at least ten homes...
The Black Forest fire is only 15 acres, but is exhibiting "aggressive fire behavior" and is located in a fairly well-developed mountain area. Going to be a long night for some in Colorado.
Geez, live helicopter video from the Black Forest fire shows multiple homes burning... this fire started in a BAD place and conditions aren't expected to improve anytime soon:
Click the images above to go to the live stream.
They are reporting the fire started just about 2.5 hours ago and has already claimed at least 10 structures/homes.
They're now saying it's up to 400 acres in size... from zero.... this thing is a monster.
More screenshots of the Black Forest Fire:
Big Meadows Fire
The wind-driven Klikus Fire burning west of La Veta in Huerfano County has burned an estimated 45 or 50 acres.
Folks interested in following these stories can use this link to the Denver Channel. They seem to be doing the best job covering the fires today.
The Denver Channel Wildfire Coverage
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Big Springs Subdivision
|Dew Point:||15.3 °F|
|Wind:||3.0 mph from the North|
|Wind Gust:||9.0 mph|
Updated: 11:51 PM MST on February 27, 2017