Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wildfire near Canon City--8 Mile Fire in Phantom Canyon

The 8 Mile Fire was started 5 days ago by lightening in a steep canyon on BLM lands northeast of Canon City, CO. It stayed about an acre or less in size for a few days then grew to 75-100 acres until today when strong and gusty winds caused it to blow up to around 700 acres per BLM. Top photo taken at 2 pm from Brookside;
Middle and bottom pics of the slurry drops taken around 7:30 pm tonight from CR123 about a mile west of Brush Hollow Res. SeEtta