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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fire. . .Fire. . .Everywhere. . .A Wild and Crazy Weekend

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If you’ve seen or heard the National News at all. . .

you’ve heard about the massive wildfire in High Park Colorado. . .

81,000 acres burned so far. . .and no end in sight. . .

This is how it looks from Estes Park. . .

 

As if that wasn’t bad enough. . .Saturday afternoon,

a house fire sparked a massive crisis in Estes Park. . .

Estes Park Wildfire - destroyed 21 homes - 20 acres

On our way back to the campground from the

Scandanavian Festival  in downtown Estes. . .this was our view. . .

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and as we turned the corner onto Hwy 34. . .this was the scene. . .

Can you believe all these looky loos pulled off on the side of the road. . .crazy!

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a closer view. . .three homes totally engulfed. . .and no end in sight!

Wildfire in Estes Park started by a house fire - burned 21 structures - and 20 acres

This is the view we had after we arrived back at the campground. . .I told Dave as we turned onto

Tunnel Road. . . you know there’s no other way out. . .if it comes our direction we are trapped. . .

Wildfire in Estes Park started by a house fire - burned 21 structures - and 20 acres

All the combined fire services did a fantastic job. . .

Wildfire in Estes Park started by a house fire - burned 21 structures - and 20 acres

Not exactly sure of all the agencies involved. . .

but I do know that Estes Park’s Volunteer Fire Department

and Rocky Mountain National Park’s Fire Department

were on the ground. . .

along with the awesome Larimer County Deputies. . .

and I am sure, several other law enforcement agencies,

who were manning the roadblocks and doing traffic patrol. . .

 

Wildfire in Estes Park started by a house fire - burned 21 structures - and 20 acres

We also heard that because the High Point fire

was in such close proximity. . .

Colorado Fire Services were able to provide air support. . .

Hat’s off to the awesome job they all did. . .Wildfire in Estes Park started by a house fire - burned 21 structures - and 20 acres

This is one of the fire service helicopters

flying over the YMCA Campus. . .

which is the next property down from our campground. . .

Dave and I can see this building from the back of our RV. . .

Wildfire in Estes Park started by a house fire - burned 21 structures - and 20 acres

This plane loaded with fire retardent was in the vicinity. . .

but thanks to the fabulous

job by all the fire crews. . .was not needed.

For that we are very thankful. . .

 

If you are planning a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. . .

there is absolutely no need to change your plans. . .

yes there is a little haze obscuring the view. . .

but nothing significant to be concerned about. . .you will love this place.

 

If you would like to see pics of the fire crew helicopters

scooping water out of Mary’s Lake. . .

check out our fellow camp hosts blog: Travels of Dick and Judy Mott

 

Check in often to see the amazing wildlife. . .