Scuba Steve wrote:Anyone have any updates? From my office in Broomfield it seems like the smoke has subsided.
From the Daily Camera, as of 20 minutes ago:
Flagstaff Fire: Crews prepare to defend south Boulder amid worries about high winds
The Flagstaff Fire continues to burn without containment west of Boulder today as firefighters work to build fire breaks along the Shanahan Ridge neighborhood amid concerns that high winds could intensify the wildfire as the day goes on.
An infrared scan of the burn area showed the fire was 230 acres in size as of 7 a.m. this morning, down from the estimated 300 acres late Tuesday night. More than 100 firefighters battled through the night to keep the fire from spreading into the city, and, by this morning, there were 250 fire personnel on scene.
Handcrews are working on the ground at the southwest flank of the blaze, which was first reported Tuesday afternoon near Bison Drive in the Walker Ranch area....
Due to the winds and rough terrain, officials said today's attack will be mainly aerial, including two massive C-130 air tankers dropping slurry...
Higher winds and thunderstorms this afternoon could ground the aerial attack, Kobel said. Winds also affected Tuesday's daytime ground attack, which was delayed when shifting winds moved the fire north, south and east.
The fire is burning in unpopulated, rough terrain, but the city of Boulder's primary concern remains the protection of homes in the city. Firefighters are concentrating today on creating a defense line around Shanahan Ridge...
The fire is now about 1.5 miles from city limits.