Two helicopters from the High Park Fire, which has been burning near Fort Collins for two weeks, were quickly dispatched to Estes Park, and it was fascinating to watch them hover over Lake Estes and draw water into their tanks. I had never seen anything like that before.
Our home is on the east side of town, and we were never in danger. Nevertheless, the fire was a little too close for comfort for me. It is scary to see how much of Colorado is burning, and it’s only June. Triple-digit temperatures, wind and low humidity are only adding to the danger. I’m afraid it’s going to be a long, hot summer.
|Coming In to Fill the Tanks|
|Arriving at Lake Estes|
|Filling the Tanks|
|Tanks Are Full|
|Off to Drop Water on the Fire|
|We Can See the High Park Fire from Our Home|