One of the biggest disasters in Colorado history
June 28, 2012 11:23 AM Subscribe
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Back in March, Samuel Smith wondered "Will 2012 be the summer when Colorado finally burns to the ground?"
A perfect combination of record high heat, record low snow pack, low humidity and high levels of underbrush
made Colorado (and elsewhere) a tinderbox ready to blow. Unfortunately, that is now playing out. The Denver post says the fires are "shaping up as one of the biggest disasters in Colorado history."
Some of the best sources for following the fires..
For official wildfire statistics, Inciweb
is the most comprehensive source of data. Google also has its own wildfire maps
. National Weather Service has special pages for the Waldo Canyon
Denver Post wildfires coverage
. Boulder Daily Camera's website
. The Twitter hashtags to follow include: #highparkfire
(the fire near Colorado Springs), and #flagstafffire
(the fire near Boulder). Denver's television stations: 9 News
, CBS 4 Denver
, KDVR TV
are devoting many resources to covering the wildfires. You can watch a livestream of KDVR's fire coverage
Meanwhile, a Massive `Debilitating` Heat Wave Expands Eastward
[post courtesy of ClimateCentral]