World News – United States – Sunday Wind Should Start CalWood Fire Calmly: ‘It Doesn’t Take Much’


BOULDER, Colo (CBS4) – The first call arrived at noon on Saturday from a witness who saw smoke near the Cal-Wood Education Center On a strong windy day it was not it wasn’t long before the fire spread along the dry tinder forest

They sat in Boulder to watch the fire spread over the ridges northwest of Boulder, miles from where the fire was first spotted hours before, but heading south. Mountain Ridge development of 19 homes where they live

« The first news we heard was that the fire was about 10 miles west of us, » Robin said « I said, it will take a day or two to reach us »

But Cindy was the first to realize the potential « I was already doing the bags, » she says

« The sheriff came down the aisle He said, ‘You have an hour left before the flames reach your house’ I said, ‘We’ll be out in 10 minutes,’ Robin said. / p>

Fire leapt across the land, scorching 7,064 acres before sunset Winds raged with gusts of up to 60 mph, CBS4 meteorologist Dave Aguilera said. They came mainly from the southwest

One of the first areas to be evacuated was Jamestown, south of the center of the fire The community of around 300 was quickly extinguished, but the fire pushed the city of Lyon east to the north, but the direction of the wind meant the fire would move east

Lyon has not been evacuated or even subject to pre-evacuation orders, but authorities have warned people to make a plan

Structures were lost, but how many CBS4 saw a large structure in the Lac des Pins subdivision area burn for hours Firefighters tried to stop the blaze from blowing up on Hwy 36 to be counted. which was closed on Saturday afternoon

« We have cut down about 100 trees in the last few years so we have a good 100 to 150 of the attenuated area, » said Robin. They were however concerned about the fire coming from the ridge to their house  » It doesn’t take much to drop something on the forest floor « 

On Saturday evening the wind eased, then started to reverse direction The winds will become strong again, but in the almost opposite direction First from the east, says Aguilera, then from the northeast This could send back fire on itself which may be fine, but evacuated Jamestown could get in its way

Authorities say the fire was not caused by lightning due to dry conditions, there is no evidence of lightning in the area They had no further information on a potential cause

« It is still too early to determine the cause We have checked the lightning indicator There is no indication that this is weather-related or caused by lightning At least as a preliminary matter we exclude natural causes, but this is still under investigation, ”said Mike Wagner, division head of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office

Follow the Boulder Office of Emergency Management at boulderoemcom or on Twitter for up-to-date information on the fire

Did the fire reach Lyon on Saturday evening? Do they expect the wind to change again on Sunday? my daughter evacuated Lyon on Saturday at 4 pm and I’m worried? Thanks Joan from RI

Boulder County, Cal-Wood Education Center, Jamestown, Emergency Evacuation, Wildfires

World News – US – Sunday Wind Should Start CalWood Fire Calmly : «  It doesn’t take ‘a lot’


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