Today I watched a wall of smoke, produced by the monster High Park wildfire near Fort Collins, Colo., creep towards Laramie throughout the day.
This fire is burning 60 miles to the south and producing massive volumes of smoke.
I grabbed the dogs and headed to an area nearby to get a little higher and check out the scene.
By late afternoon the smoke had inundated Laramie. It was palpable; I could feel the particulates and a slight burning in the back of my throat. It definitely affected my breathing. To say the air quality was terrible is a gross understatement.
I can’t imagine what it’s like nearer the fire. This sucker has now burned 37,000 acres, according to the latest reports. Low humidity, warm temperatures, high winds and plenty of fuel quickly turned this fire into a monster.
The Denver Post has more on the story here.