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Photos: Olde Stage Fire Aftermath January 8. 2009


Here are some photos I took this afternoon, mostly along Highway 36 north of the Boulder, Colorado, city limits and just north of Neva Road. The smell of smoke was acrid everywhere, and flare-ups could be seen, mostly on the higher elevations of the foothills west of the highway. Click on the photos for larger images. See my last post for more on the fires.

This is looking west just north of downtown Boulder. You can see smoke at the top of the shot.

This is looking west just north of downtown Boulder on U.S. 36. You can see lingering smoke at the top of the shot.

We watched this building north of Neva Road burn last night from a television helicopter.

We watched this building north of Neva Road burn last night from a television helicopter camera.

The entrance to this horse ranch just west of U.S. 36 and Neva Rd. shows the effects of the fire's intensity.

The entrance to this horse ranch just west of U.S. 36 and north of Neva Rd. shows the fire's intensity.

We watched this area east of U.S. 36 burn last night. The fire climbed this hill and moved east in less than thirty seconds.

We watched this area east of U.S. 36 burn last night. The fire jumped U.S. 36, climbed this hill and moved east and out of sight in less than a minute.

Small fires are still visible on the higher foothill elevations about a mile north of the Boulder city limits.

Small fires are still visible on the higher foothill elevations about a mile north of the Boulder city limits.

At this writing, winds are picking up again in south Boulder. Let’s hope it’s not another long night.

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1 Three Weeks Past the Olde Stage Fire 2009 — Jukebox in My Head { 02.01.09 at 3:37 pm }

[...] Other posts on the fire here and here. [...]

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