Skip to comments.Thousands impacted as Calwood and Lefthand Canyon fires ravage parts of Boulder Co.; 26 homes lost
Posted on 10/19/2020 7:59:09 AM PDT by george76
BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. A large area of Boulder County, including the towns of Jamestown and Ward, are under a mandatory evacuation order after two new wildfires sparked over the weekend.
The 8,788-acre Calwood Fire started Saturday and is burning near the Cal-Wood Education Center in the Jamestown area, and officials Sunday night confirmed that 26 homes were lost to the fire, so far, mostly on the eastern side of the fire along Mountain Ridge Drive and Foothills Ranch Drive. No injuries were reported.
On Sunday, a new wildfire, dubbed the Lefthand Canyon Fire, started in the 14,000 block of Lefthand Canyon Drive near the town of Ward. It has charred 312 acres as of Sunday night. Crews were still battling the fire Sunday but had contained the blaze north of Lefthand Canyon Drive.
Smoke from both fires can be seen throughout most of Boulder and the surrounding area.
The Boulder County fires prompted authorities to send out pre-evacuation notices to thousands of residents nearby, including people in the town of Lyons.
At least 250 firefighters are on the ground fighting the blaze.
The Calwood Fire has become Boulder County's largest wildfire on record.
County and Forest Service investigators are investigating the cause of the Calwood Fire. Wagner said there was no lightning strike data in the area which could rule out a natural cause for the fire.
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“Lefthand Canyon”. The irony reeks.
Cameron Peak fire update: Blaze becomes first in Colorado history to top 200,000 acres.. Wildfire is about 62% contained Sunday.. fire officials dont expect the blaze to make its way further east and into Loveland or Fort Collins..
Former President Bill Clintons land management rules and other liberal policies paved the way for future debilitating wildfires, fire expert Bob Zybach..
Zybach warned of potential disastrous wildfires shortly after Clinton signed a slate of rules in the mid-1990s..
I hope not. My daughter lives there.
Let’s all sit for a minute to “thank” the “woke” leftist eco-nut government “workers” for their idiotic ways of mismanaging forests. What pathetic loons.
The pictures from local TVDenver News showed the forest trees going all the way to the houses. Zero fire brake open spaces. Place a house into the forest. Need to clear out a football field area around the house. Cement singles on roof. Stand by with garden hose to spray down any embers.
ANOTHER climate change fire targeting LIBERAL states!
That climate Change is sure smart.
Leftists / BLM / Antifa / arsonists fight against removing fuel near homes.
The fire bugs love fires.
Link below has a good map of the fires.
Date on article is 10-21
Which 14ers you can (and cant) hike during the national forest closures
Seems like those Calif people are bringing to CO more than their lousy voting habits.
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