Fire burning near Great Sand Dunes

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Lightning sparked a wildfire on June 6th that continues to burn near the Great Sand Dunes National Park, authorities said.
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fire-343

United States

#1 Jun 17, 2010
the fire is actually a lot bigger then 50 acres and is no longer a "ground Fire"
SNOWBOUND

United States

#2 Jun 17, 2010
With the blowup today maybe the ecomaniacs need to quit playing with fire
BILL

Westcliffe, CO

#3 Jun 17, 2010
Sorry but I live 40 miles west and it looks like the whole pass is on fire and Art Hutchinson should lose his job ans what is this doing to the clean fresh air the we enjoy in Colorado
This is just another government do nothing and it will be OK.
How can we not think of the warming when we have fires in the Great
Rockie Mountains and all the fires in Gulf.
We need to walk up.
English major

Erie, CO

#4 Jun 17, 2010
BILL wrote:
Sorry but I live 40 miles west and it looks like the whole pass is on fire and Art Hutchinson should lose his job ans what is this doing to the clean fresh air the we enjoy in Colorado
This is just another government do nothing and it will be OK.
How can we not think of the warming when we have fires in the Great
Rockie Mountains and all the fires in Gulf.
We need to walk up.
Right, Bill. I think of global warming too when I see a large fire.

Please.

The only warming I can see is that between your ears.
Sam

Alamosa, CO

#5 Jun 17, 2010
Fires are mother nature's way of cleaning up old forests. They are not causing global warming -- nor is there such a phenomenon -- it's the cycles of the Earth. Humans step in the way of the fires by stopping them to protect our possessions -- no the man should not lose his job because humans didn't step in and stop a natural process.
Old_Hippie

Littleton, CO

#6 Jun 18, 2010
Burn, Baby, Burn.
wow

Denver, CO

#7 Jun 18, 2010
BILL wrote:
Sorry but I live 40 miles west and it looks like the whole pass is on fire and Art Hutchinson should lose his job ans what is this doing to the clean fresh air the we enjoy in Colorado
This is just another government do nothing and it will be OK.
How can we not think of the warming when we have fires in the Great
Rockie Mountains and all the fires in Gulf.
We need to walk up.
Guess someone should have run over and taken the lightning bolt for the good of the forest. The forest will become beautiful again. Some seeds can't germinate unless they have been exposed to fire.
yasmin aka yazzy

Colorado Springs, CO

#8 Jun 18, 2010
omg i was there not that long ago that place it buetiful and how did this happen and wow
James

Crestone, CO

#10 Jun 19, 2010
I'm surprised, even tho I live only about 20 miles (as the crow flies) from this fire I can't see any sign, besides a slight haze while looking across the valley, of this fire.

Bill, this is natures way of cleaning the forest in which will prevent possible larger fires in the future. Considering I live and own a home on the same exact range as this fire I consider that a good thing.

Fires have been burning on earth for millions/billion of years and have yet to cause our demise, I highly doubt a 5,300 acre fire will. In fact we very well may not exist if it weren't for fires like this and much larger ones.
BILL

Westcliffe, CO

#12 Jun 21, 2010
Again why is Art Hutchinson still working?
Now the fire is on the ridge line and how many more acres will burn
because it is only 200 acres?
So all this smoke and heat is good for the environment? What planet does he live on with the oil fires forest fires we don't stand a change of having a health environment, but this is a government fool talking.
wow

Denver, CO

#13 Jun 22, 2010
BILL wrote:
Again why is Art Hutchinson still working?
Now the fire is on the ridge line and how many more acres will burn
because it is only 200 acres?
So all this smoke and heat is good for the environment? What planet does he live on with the oil fires forest fires we don't stand a change of having a health environment, but this is a government fool talking.
Your spewing of CO2 when you breathe is bad for the environment. The minute you were born you had an impact on the earth, as do all living things.

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