As we were preparing for our first camping trip, including writing the first podcast for Season 2 for In The Field Camping, of course the forest fire season of 2012 was top of mind. Unfortunately, it seems forest fire season 2013 may have begun before Spring has officially “sprung”. Below is a very active Twitter feed with some great pictures.
The Galena Fire (first called the Soldier Canyon Fire) started on Friday, March 15th on the northwest side of Horsetooth Reservoir in northeastern Colorado. As of 8pm MDT here is a rough map of the area, which shows it’s relation to the reservoir, Fort Collins, and the two campgrounds in the area (Inlet Bay and South Bay).
Also discussed were forest fires, fire restrictions, and fire bans. NOTE: This episode was recorded prior to some new fire restrictions for Colorado, and an all out fire ban in Larimer County. To be clear, no campfires are allowed in Larimer County until September 30th.
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UPDATE 7/3/12 5:00pm– The High Park Fire is 100% contained, 87,284 acres were burned. Most trailheads, campgrounds, and picnic areas have been reopened. Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests have updated their website to show the impact to campgrounds and recreational areas. You can see it here. Continue reading →
UPDATE 6/22/12: The fire has grown to 17,280 acres with 30% containment, growth potential is HIGH. Cause of fire is lightning. Evacuations remain in effect for residents of the Weminuche Valley.
A fire in southwest Colorado called the Little Sand Fire is burning about 13 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs, CO. It is also not far from where the massive Missionary Ridge Fire burned near Vallecito Reservoir exactly ten years ago. Continue reading →
UPDATE: 4pm Tuesday – Evacuations lifted, night shift working the fire line all night. Fire kept at 227 acres despite gusty winds. Containment reported at 45%.
There is a new fire burning in Northeast Colorado, not far from the Hewlett Gulch Fire (which is actually still burning, although controlled). It’s called the Stuart Hole Fire and is in Larimer County. Updated info can be found at Larimer County Emergency Information‘s website here. Currently the fire is about 200 acres and there have been some evacuations. Continue reading →
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