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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 03:20 PM

Estes Park (Colorado) -- beginning evacuation as fire spreads

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/wildfire/east-troublesome-fire-update/73-ace6f0d6-9a7e-48bf-b17a-936e43bba2b0

And a friend in Ft. Collins reports that the city streetlights are on at 2pm because of smoke.
Here in Greeley, it's been twilight since dawn.

From https://www.facebook.com/EstesParkNews --

Itís 2:00 pm, but dark as night in downtown Estes Park! All shops and businesses are closed... itís like a ghost town except for all of the vehicles trying to flee. We are evacuating along with so many others who are trying to get out of town during this mandatory evacuation from the East Troublesome Fire!


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madamesilverspurs Oct 2020 OP
ProfessorGAC Oct 2020 #1
hlthe2b Oct 2020 #2
Tanuki Oct 2020 #4
hlthe2b Oct 2020 #7
Cha Oct 2020 #3
BannonsLiver Oct 2020 #5
hlthe2b Oct 2020 #6

Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 03:24 PM

1. 125,000 Acres! Wow!

My wife's very good friend lived in Greeley. Visited a couple times.
Played golf in Estes Park. Gorgeous!
And, they're saying human caused.
I hope it's not another one of those nutjobs, like on the west coast.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 03:24 PM

2. I can attest to that (Fort Collins). It looks like those films shot in sepia on the apocolypse.

I'm feeling really devastated about the spread into Estes, Grand Lake, areas of RMNP. Likewise forever grateful for the presence of Horsetooth Reservoir to keep the fire west of FC and Loveland. (at least so far)

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 03:28 PM

4. I have a sister in Loveland. Keeping my fingers crossed and praying for the best.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 03:35 PM

7. I walk four miles w my dog every day. NOT TODAY. Even with the cold front, the smoke is too thick

This is a devastating double whammy to the elderly who contract COVID-19, given weeks and weeks of smoke exposure.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 03:27 PM

3. Oh No.. So Sorry, Madame

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 03:30 PM

5. Was just there last week

Sad to see.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 03:32 PM

6. Here's the current evacuation map. The black are the fully burned areas.



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