It’s Fire Season

It is fire season here in Colorado.  With our dry, hot temperatures, everything is drying up quickly which makes perfect tinder.  Currently, there are a few fires raging through the state.  One of them is the Pine Gulch fire, which has already burned 50,000+ acres and is only 7% contained.  It is currently the 7th largest fire in Colorado’s recorded history.  Last night when we out for dinner, we saw 5 separate slurry bombers fly directly over us.

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The air definitely has that hazy, smoky quality about it, and smells heavily of smoke.  The only good thing was this gorgeous view of the sun as it was setting.

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Stay safe and stay well Everyone!.  ‘Til next time.

 

 

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

32 thoughts on “It’s Fire Season”

  1. Oh no Jeanne, wildfires are THE WORST. I live in Sonoma County and we almost lost our whole neighborhood to the Tubbs and Nuns fires in 2017. Then, last year, we had to evacuate again because of the Kincaid fire. The first time we truly thought our home would be gone. The second one they evacuated 100,000 people, but the fire wasn’t as close to us. PG&E was also turning the electricity off every time it got windy, sometimes for DAYS. California is the worst place to be, but now I see it’s not the only state with wildfires. I’m dreading this year.

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    1. We were out in Napa about 8-9 years ago for our niece’s wedding, and a fire broke out at one of the wineries. Everyone, myself included, even though I was dressed for a wedding, did what we could. Fortunately the fire was contained very quickly. You be safe and be careful too.

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      1. Would you say Golden would be a nice place for an Air B&B stay? We were thinking up breaking up our Steamboat vacation to two or more places instead. I am not familiar with SE Colorado where we would be heading. Do any towns stand out there? Thanks.

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      2. Sure. Golden would be good or Boulder. There are so many pretty places, it’s hard to say just one. I think I would do Golden over Boulder, but that’s just me. I prefer more quaint than busy. 🙂

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  2. Wow, I hope the fire is contained. Wild fires are not part of our reality here, but I can imagine how devastating it is. My wish is that the causes are mitigated so that there will be less incidents in the future. Stay safe!

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