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    Brad P
    Spectator

    @brawndo

    Not good.

    https://www.krqe.com/news/wildfires/fire-reported-in-colfax-county/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR0ikS__WSf3YkDXBJ0yud5XQHJaLc_RAQvL0jAx0fQ9Wjc2hMMXmLqD7GI

    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A fire started April 17, around 4:15 p.m. in northeastern New Mexico located on private land north of Ocate near the Mora and Colfax County lines.

    NM Highway 120 from mile marker 14 to 26 and areas east of County Road CR009, north of NM Highway 120, Rayado, Sweetwater, Miami, and Sunnyside, and the Philmont Scout Ranch are under mandatory evacuation and set to Go! Status.

    CR009 and Highway 120 from milepost 14 to the 26, and the junction of HWY 120 and HWY 442 are closed.

    #3747358
    Thomas P
    BPL Member

    @lurchvt

    Wow. While were thinning forest for our service project during our Philmont trek last summer, I was thinking, “At some point in the future, I’ll be reading about a wildfire near Philmont and checking a map to see if our service project helps to contain it.” I didn’t expect that to be less than 12 months later.

    I know Philmont has been doing a lot of work to prepare their land for another wildfire. Hopefully it pays off.

    #3747365
    Ray J
    BPL Member

    @rhjanes

    Current National Geographic is about Trees. All over the world.  And a lot about natures use of fire to burn off the duff.  Man’s use of fire in the past to control areas.  And how those fires do less damage to a mature tree than the outofcontrol ones.  There is a photo of a cross section of a ponderosa pine that they think started growing in 1650.  It had survived 15 fires.  By the 20th century, fires were suppressed.  Fuel built up and a 2011 monster fire killed it.

    #3747381
    George W
    BPL Member

    @ondarvr

    One study from the last few years showed that preventative measures didn’t help much.

    Because of how dry it is, and the higher than average temperatures, once the fire starts it escalates rapidly to the point of engulfing everything.

    This was the evaluation from recent fires in forests that have been managed to what was thought to have been an almost best case scenario.

    #3747388
    Brad P
    Spectator

    @brawndo

    #3747416
    David Y
    BPL Member

    @moonshine

    Locale: Mid Tenn

    Can’t get a break, fires, virus and fires again.

    #3747426
    Brad P
    Spectator

    @brawndo

    Zastrow cabin destroyed.

    #3748409
    Chris K
    BPL Member

    @cmkannen-2-2

    Cooks Peak fire is 97% contained with a northernmost boundary just south of Urraca Mesa.

    Cooks Peak fire incident

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