Ten years ago I moved to Talkeetna, Alaska, and just a few days after I moved into my cabin, a huge fire that was larger than the city of Louisville, Kentucky started to the west of Talkeetna. I took this photo at the top of the hill that overlooks the area.
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There’s a large fire — currently 100 330 600 acres — in the area around Nederland, Colorado, which is just west of Boulder.
This image comes from this twitter page, and up to the minute news is on twitter under the #nedfire hashtag.
When I work at home I usually turn on the tv in the afternoon to hear some background noise, and I just noticed that there’s an episode of the Medium tv series named Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow. I didn’t know what that referred to, so I just looked it up, and it refers to a cow that legend says started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Sadly there are wildfire warnings in southern Alaska. It may not look like much on that picture, but that red area is probably larger than states like Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Iowa, and Missouri -- combined. Photo from this tweet.
Fires in the mountains near Boulder, Colorado, summer of 2012.