Papoose Fire 6/27

June 28, 2013  •  1 Comment

View all the photos of the fire I've taken here.

A few photos from yesterday afternoon at the Papoose Fire, part of The West Fork Complex Fire. The fire is burning in the Rio Grande/Road Canyon Reservoir areas of Hinsdale and Mineral County, Colorado. As of today the fire had burned over 32,000 acres of forest and is zero percent contained, but no structures have been reported lost. The photos below were taken as winds in the area gusted up to 40mph.
 
For up to date and official information visit the Hinsdale County's fire info page at http://hinsdalecountycolorado.us/fire_info.
A map of the West Complex Fires here 
A map of where some of these photos were taken is here.
 

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Windswept flames from the Papoose Fire, yesterday afternoon. Winds gusted up to 40 miles an hour as a thunderstorm moved through the area.

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A panorama of the fire and Rio Grande River from #149.

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Flag in the wind and smoke at Freemon's Ranch.


Comments

1.Carl Myers(non-registered)
I live across from Freemon's Ranch and after the fire jumped the Rio Grande, I was forced to evacuate on Saturday. these photos are magnificent! I was able to return to my cabin for a short time yesterday. The fire is far from over, but one must count blessings over problems... the fire fighters encamped across the street deserve praise and gratitude beyond mere "words".
Again,
thanks for the photos!
Carl
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