2018 Fire Season

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2018 Fire Season

Post by outdoor_lover » Feb 10 2018 8:14 pm

And so it begins... in February....

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5682/
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by outdoor_lover » Jun 29 2018 1:06 pm

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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by rwstorm » Jul 01 2018 10:49 am

DixieFlyer wrote:starting the 416 Fire in Colorado
Wrong fire...it is the Spring Fire near La Veta Pass. The 416 fire was likely caused by a Durango & Silverton train.
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by Jim_H » Jul 01 2018 12:13 pm

Jesper Joergensen, 52
Clearly, another illegal alien from Mexico or some other south of the border location. Probably, this arson was direct retaliation for Trump's highly successful border security improvements. ](*,) I suspect this was actually more of that MS13 gang activity we hear about. Joergensen. Oh, yes, sounds very latin to me.
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by DixieFlyer » Jul 01 2018 12:28 pm

Jim_H wrote:Joergensen. Oh, yes, sounds very latin to me.
Where in the article did it state or even suggest what his nationality was? The article just said that he was not a US citizen

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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by DixieFlyer » Jul 01 2018 12:29 pm

rwstorm wrote:Wrong fire...it is the Spring Fire near La Veta Pass
you are correct...I misread the article

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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by Jim_H » Jul 01 2018 1:25 pm

Oh....I thought my joke was obvious, but.........well, I did include the fine print just to make sure.


Added July 2: I expected that to have been deleted by now.
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by big_load » Jul 01 2018 8:12 pm

I was unexpectedly affected by a fire on the Isle of Skye last month. We had returned to within a couple miles of our hotel when we were forced to reverse course an encircle the entire island to reach it from the other side, which took several hours. A bunch of homes were evacuated, along with many backpackers and climbers. The fire was started by backpacker burning toilet paper, which quickly spread to into the heather, which was tinder-dry from a long stretch of abnormally warm, dry weather. It swept across the hilltops and into the forest before dying out. They don't have the equipment or people to deal with big fires. There were wildfires burning elsewhere in Scotland at the same time.

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Post by Alston_Neal » Jul 02 2018 10:32 am

I guess I wasn't paying attention here, but we went to hike General Springs and FR300 is closed (General Crook) Clover cyn. was open but really hot and no water.
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by Tough_Boots » Jul 02 2018 10:58 am

@Alston_Neal
Yup... you can access 300 from the 260 if you want to hike anything up there in Apache-Sitgreaves-- except Promontory.
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by cactuscat » Jul 03 2018 8:45 pm

Where is the "dislike" button?

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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by Jim_H » Jul 03 2018 8:49 pm

Does it seem like there is a smoke layer to the west of the valley? Looking at the sunset, there appeared to be an inversion, and either a dust or smoke haze.
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by cactuscat » Jul 04 2018 7:19 am

All good - Prairie Dog Fire was contained at just 5 acres, and Kaibab Lake Campground is back open!
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Re: 2018 Fire Season

Post by Nighthiker » Aug 02 2018 8:49 pm

Returning home from the valley the Bears Fire in the Sierra Anchas was putting up a large smoke cloud this afternoon.
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