This week we had the Chinook winds, which are typical for this time of year. We had some wind gusts that peaked at 55 MPH and lost some shingles from the house. But these warm, dry winds also accelerated a local wild fire in central Boulder County. At a time when snow is usually covering the ground, it seems odd to have fires this time of year.
The Old Stage/Neva fire can be seen from our webcam snapshot above as the bright flare in the center of the image. Click the photo to see the full size, high resolution image.
The Daily Camera map below shows the exact location of the damage, which was about 8.6 miles west of our house.
Daily Camera News Story
Photo and video Gallery of fire
The Satellite image below is from the RockyMountain News story:
High-resolution DigitalGlobe satellite Imagery (PDF)
Denver Weather Examiner Story here.