Friday, September 10, 2010

Wildfires in Boulder, CO ... Fourmile Canyon

Thousands of residents have been evacuated outside Boulder, Colorado, home of the University of Colorado, because of a wildfire that has destroyed more than 170 homes and thousands of acres of land in a fire that grows daily with the help of dry conditions and high winds gusting up to 40 mph. Many Boulder residents were put on alert Thursday afternoon to be prepared if the winds shift, possibly driving the fire into the city itself.

Fourmile Canyon heads west out of the city into the mountains where the Rocky Mountains are steep and rugged and beautiful, dotted with cabins and home as the road makes its way toward old mining towns. The land is now charred as firefighters struggle with nature.

Prayers for the people of Boulder and the firefighters....

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