Forest Fires

Today while hiking near Estes Park, CO I saw smoke from two different forest fires.  The larger fire was the Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder that broke out this morning.  It is not yet contained and the smoke can be seen throughout the Denver area.

The second fire was a smaller file near Lumpy Ridge in Estes Park.  I believe there have been fires in this area already this year, and at this point this one is believed to be minor.

There were really high winds today, which enables the fires to spread quickly and makes it difficult to fight from the air.  Good luck to all the firefighters working to contain them.  Here are a few pictures from each:

Fourmile Canyon:


Lumpy Ridge: