Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Waldo Canyon Fire Activity Expected to Increase

Today’s Events:
Fire activity is expected to increase today and tomorrow, with higher temperatures and decreasing humidity. Possible afternoon thunderstorms could also bring strong, gusty winds. Temperatures are expected to reach at least 15 degrees above season normal.
On the west side of the fire, crews will hold and improve line from Rampart Ridge Road south to Highway 24, eliminating hotspots where required, extinguishing roll-out logs, and continuing structure protection, with the aim of re-opening the highway as soon as possible. Night crews successfully performed a burnout operation in this area overnight.
Smoke may again be visible from Colorado Springs, as a large island of fuel within the fire perimeter continues to burn, but poses no threat.
Aircraft will make retardant drops on the northern perimeter as firefighters attempt to hold the fire south of Monument Creek. Three spot fires northeast of Rampart Reservoir are being aggressively attacked by air, bulldozers and hand crews. Firefighters will also continue construction of a contingency bulldozer line along Mt. Herman Road north of the fire.
Air resources will continue to be used to suppress fire activity in Williams Canyon on the southern flank of the fire.

via http://inciweb.org/incident/article/2929/14645/

Yesterday’s perimeter map:


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Waldo Canyon Fire Map

As of 0600 6/28 June.



Waldo Canyon Fire Map

Early AM 6/27, via http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_20928988?nstrack=sid:4529940|met:300|cat:0|order:3



Waldo Canyon Fire Map

The latest iteration, Wednesday 27 June AM. It ate a good chunk of west CS yesterday.

via http://www3.gazette.com/fire/



Waldo Canyon Fire Outruns Fire Companies, Forest Service and Media, Destroys Significant Chunk of Northwest Colorado Springs Suburbs

Don’t have a good map, because the fire is way faster than the map-makers.



Waldo Canyon Fire

Heat map about 12 hours old already…showing roughly 2500 acres burnt or burning.

via http://twitter.com/tommypez/status/216915772260352001/photo/1


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