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Fire at Our Weekend Cabin

Saturday, June 09, 2012

While walking this morning at 8 am on a road near our cabin in Northern Colorado, I smelled smoke and then saw a small funnel of smoke up ahead of me. While radoing for DH to call the fire in, I saw the Sheriff who lives down the road. He was on an ATV and was riding up to investigate what was going on. He said he had called it in and that the fire department was on its way.The deputy said it was between 1 and 3 acres at that time.

The first picture is what it looked like from our cabin at 9 am.

We watched the progress of the fire from the cabin.

The fire department was right at the bottom of our property. There were 4 fire trucks and some sheriff deputies there for about 4 hours. They said we didn't need to evacuate but to be alert.

At 1pm the sheriff's deputy said the wind was fueling the fire and although there wasn't a mandatory evacuation, he recommended leaving. We were gone by 2pm and home by 3:30pm.

I've included 2 pictures we took on the drive home.

At 4pm we saw a report in the Denver Post online saying the fire had grown to 2000 acres. Wow! I'm sure glad it didn't happen the weekend of May 18th when I had my annual Girl's Weekend fo my Birthday!

So far ...no property damage or injuries.

Update 8 am Sun 6/10/12

Fire up to 10,000 acres, moved north east of us, 18 structures damaged, no report of injuries.

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    This is so sad! I was listening to all the fires this morning on the news, in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico. I have a friend who has posted the most amazing photos in the Ruidoso area of New Mexico. So scary!! I too am glad it didn't happen when you had your girls weekend. Sure hope all will be well with the cabin. So glad you are safe.
    2169 days ago
    I am so sorry about the fire so near your cabin, and about the fire period. Living here in southwest New Mexico we also struggle so much with the fire season and have reports almost daily of a new fire somewhere in New Mexico. I hope you cabin stays safe and I hope no homes are damaged. So sad to see the devastation it brings.
    2170 days ago
  • CHRIS5258
    I hope your cabin is safe and glad that you are not up there. So smoky even on the south side of FC.
    2170 days ago
    OMG - that's something that strikes fear into the hearts of every cabin homeowner! So glad that things went well for you yesterday, but please give us an update to make sure things are under control today. In those first photos, what was the distance away from your cabin?
    2170 days ago
  • RURAL3
    you are safe. Be blessed
    2171 days ago
    I was wondering if that was in your neighborhood, Nancy! Is it heading toward your property? 5,000 acres now... :o( *hugs*
    2171 days ago
    I am glad you are safe and hope there will be no damage to you sweet cabin.
    2171 days ago
    I know how you love your mountain cabin - will send up a little prayer of thanks for your safety and one for the continued safety of your mountain retreat!
    2171 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    How scary! Glad you're safe.
    2171 days ago
    Had to be scarey; definitely too close for comfort! I hope your beautiful cabin stays untouched and the reports continue on "no property damage nor injuries". Be well.
    2171 days ago
    You were very fortunate to have gotten away when you did. emoticon Is there any further word?
    2171 days ago
    I hope your cabin didn't get destroyed by the fire, but I am glad you made it to safety.
    2171 days ago
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