Colorado Horse Park
Friday, March 25, 2011
What a close call! The so called burning tree fire between the Pinery and Franktown burned close to 1600 acres in as little as 8 hours. And got within a mile or so from the course. With winds in 20 mph range and gusts close to 40 mph the fire moved amazingly fast. Fortunately a cold front came through and the winds shifted out of the south to out of north and subsided a little, in-turn the fire burned back in its self. Over 8,500 people were evacuated from the Pinery and Timbers area. No one was hurt and no homes were lost. The fire crew did a amazing job with as much as 6 crews and two air water tankers fighting the fire.