VIP

Western Wildfires: Poudre Canyon, Colorado (fire ). Photo by apphotos
Share this Photo
72
+
New Rating System:

Western Wildfires: Poudre Canyon, Colorado

Uploaded by: apphotos

Thursday May 17, 2012

Fort Collins, CO (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Fire burns through trees on the Hewlett wildfire in the Poudre Canyon northwest of Fort Collins, Colo., on Thursday, May 17, 2012. More than 50 homes were evacuated on Thursday. The fire has grown from 1.5 square miles to 8 square miles in the last day as erratic wind gusts of up to 50 mph moved into the area fueled by thunderstorms that didn’t produce rain.

This image does not contain EXIF data.

Viewer Comments

Post Your Comments

You must be signed in to leave comments.

or Join

Members can leave comments, upload and share photos in our Wunder Photos section and participate on the WunderBlogs.

Display: 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted
17. torquebolt
10:17 AM GMT on May 21, 2012
This is actually the normal start time for wildfire season, for those who aren't aware, please be mindful of ignition sources and dry fuelwood around your house and yard, and say a prayer for, or at least think about, the Firefighters who are out risking their lives every year in the US and around the world, they are some good, brave people, who work very hard in a nasty environment. May God Bless 'em all!
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: May 21, 2012 Comments: 0
16. evec
12:06 AM GMT on May 19, 2012
Yes, the picture is very beautiful, but so sad.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: December 14, 2011 Comments: 1859
15. Wanda1948
10:07 PM GMT on May 18, 2012
I am so sorry that the forest is burning! The picture is beautiful!
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: November 18, 2009 Comments: 67031
14. katy99780
9:07 PM GMT on May 18, 2012
Frightening! Truly frightening!

Great photo, thanks for sharing!
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: October 3, 2005 Comments: 28653
13. ceocrocker
8:54 PM GMT on May 18, 2012
Sorry to hear of it... great shot.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: November 21, 2006 Comments: 6966
12. thefalcon7
5:32 PM GMT on May 18, 2012
Another great shot.  Thanks for sharing.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: January 26, 2004 Comments: 90
11. PatienceMelissa
5:19 PM GMT on May 18, 2012
Wow! It looks like you are awfully close to this forest fire. Sure hope they are able to contain and control and extinguish this fire quickly and I hope no one has been injured.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: June 13, 2011 Comments: 768
10. gilg72
3:40 AM GMT on May 18, 2012
wow! Great shot of a bad situation. Thank you.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: June 5, 2010 Comments: 48374
9. nanapoo
2:47 AM GMT on May 18, 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/15/more-crews -arriving-to-fi_0_n_1517344.html
for more about the fires.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: June 30, 2011 Comments: 29167
8. Outsideshot
2:35 AM GMT on May 18, 2012
Wow sorry to hear it. I lived in Fort Collins many years ago. I loved it. Always hope to get back there for a vist. Is the Mishawaka Inn still a happing place? Good luck with the fires, Hope they are put out soon.
Oh and great shot.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: February 2, 2011 Comments: 525
7. newenglandlight
2:34 AM GMT on May 18, 2012
So sad! Must be very scary living in that area, hope the fire is controlled soon!
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: November 6, 2010 Comments: 12682
6. ladyanne
2:15 AM GMT on May 18, 2012
Very sorry that is happening. Hope no one gets hurt. Good picture, sad subject.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: February 16, 2012 Comments: 480
5. RenoSoHill
11:49 PM GMT on May 17, 2012
Sorry to hear that-we had a cabin in the Poudre Canyon!
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: December 12, 2009 Comments: 18499
4. Redla
11:37 PM GMT on May 17, 2012
That's a shame. I guess that wildfires were a part of mother nature's clean up process before we moved in.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: November 12, 2008 Comments: 2856
3. got2dogs
11:31 PM GMT on May 17, 2012
great series! welcome to WU! seems so early for all these fires.....
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: December 23, 2008 Comments: 22065
2. catilac
11:19 PM GMT on May 17, 2012
Great shot, hope it gets put out soon! :(
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: October 29, 2008 Comments: 42820
1. gingyb
11:09 PM GMT on May 17, 2012
Oh my goodness, wildfire's starting already
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: June 28, 2009 Comments: 13071

Viewing: 17 - 1

Page: 1

Top of Page