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Fire Reported Lory State Park

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Windsor, Colorado
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Fire Reported Lory State Park

http://www.coloradoan.com/

I can see the smoke plumes from my house.

Edited: 2:35 pm, March 15, 2013
Windsor, Colorado
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1. Re: Fire Reported Lory State Park

"Poudre Fire Authority is responding to a reported fire in Lory State Park. Smoke is visible from downtown Fort Collins. According to emergency radio traffic, there are structures threatened including the Lory State Park headquarters." From the Coloradoan.

Windsor, Colorado
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2. Re: Fire Reported Lory State Park

9news.com/news/…

Update from 9 News.

WestSlope,CO
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3. Re: Fire Reported Lory State Park

Oh, no, not already. Where are our March snows?

Denver, Colorado
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4. Re: Fire Reported Lory State Park

Crap. Can I say that.

fv1989 hope you are safe, do you have an evac kit ready?

Windsor, Colorado
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5. Re: Fire Reported Lory State Park

Thank you for the concern, alli. I am not threatened as I live east of I-25 on the Larimer County side of Windsor. Our house is on a ridge and we look down into Fort Collins and across at the mountains (Longs Peak and others in RMNP and in Poudre Canyon). We have a very clear view of the famous CSU "A" on the hill and of the Horsetooth Reservoir dam. The billowing smoke is almost directly behind the "A" and the dam from our vantage point. It is VERY windy here which will prevent an air attack on the fire. Judging from the smoke plumes, there may be a secondary fire further north. Either that or this fire has spread considerably.

As I reported regarding Estes Park/RMNP earlier, this area has not seen as much snow as other areas of Colorado. I think the average for our area is 55 inches a year. This winter so far, we might have had 20 inches.

After watching the smoke, helicopters and tankers from the High Park fire last year, this is not a good start.

Denver, Colorado
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I sure hope the forecast is right and we get some rain tomorrow !

Windsor, Colorado
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7. Re: Fire Reported Lory State Park

Well, unfortunately, I was correct about seeing smoke from a second fire. 9 news just confirmed there is a second fire near Laporte.

Asheville, North...
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How is the wildfire situation? Have the fires been contained yet?

Windsor, Colorado
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9. Re: Fire Reported Lory State Park

1348 acres burned, human caused and 75% contained.

Mop-up operations are ongoing.

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