Marshall Fire

Four years ago I filmed these Coopers Hawk chicks hatch and grow along Coal Creek in Louisville, C0.  It is likely that their nest burned up today.

Evacuation Area for Marshall Fire – Boulder OEM

COLORADO WILDFIRE: NWS data: Winds of 110-115 mph fueled devastating wildfire | FOX31 Denver

The winter of 2020 was the snowiest on record in Boulder, and this past summer was the greenest I have ever seen the Front Range – after a long wet winter. The grass was very tall as a result.

11:03 AM · Apr 16, 2020

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4 Responses to Marshall Fire

  1. Torgo says:

    Here’s hoping that Owls and the other raptors were able to fly away from the fire.

  2. Scissor says:

    Hi Tony, I took a bike ride over to near Avista hospital to survey damage and it is indeed devastating. I saw two hawks in a tree east of the hospital that seemed to be quite content at their perch, however, and numerous geese had landed to snack on un-burned grass.

    All of the homes except for three (NE side) in the neighborhood just west of the hospital were burned completely to their basement foundations. I wanted to go to the other side of the golf course but it was blocked off. So, I don’t know if your hawk’s nest was burned on not but I was within a few hundred feet of it.

    We’ve had a few snow flurries today but heavy snow is expected to come later this afternoon. That will put out any hot spots, though the damage has already been done. Right now they are reporting 500-600 houses lost but thankfully no loss of life, which seems miraculous.

    It’s interesting how the devastation occurred in pockets. Nearly all of the landscaping on the south side of the hospital was burned, but not on the north. There was no damage to the hospital that was apparent at all. It appeared to me that the low lying areas were more impacted and that seems counterintuitive to me.

  3. Reid says:

    The Peoples Republic of Boulder will blame global warming.

    I suspect the tinder was not allowed to be cleared because the experts said that would stress the sacred praire dogs.

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