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Title: Wildfires in Colorado
Post by: Roadgeekteen on December 31, 2021, 05:00:17 PM
hundreds of homes have just been destroyed by a wildfire near Boulder
Title: Re: Wildfires in Colorado
Post by: jlam on December 31, 2021, 05:03:35 PM
hundreds of homes have just been destroyed by a wildfire near Boulder
It was caused by a downed power line.
Title: Re: Wildfires in Colorado
Post by: DavesTravels on January 01, 2022, 02:18:16 PM
hundreds of homes have just been destroyed by a wildfire near Boulder
It was caused by a downed power line.
That was what it was initially reported, however, that is now incorrect.

Xcel (the power company serving the area) hasn't found any downed wires that would've sparked the fire https://kdvr.com/news/local/did-downed-power-lines-cause-wildfire-xcel-says-its-not-finding-evidence-of-that/
Title: Re: Wildfires in Colorado
Post by: triplemultiplex on January 01, 2022, 05:56:01 PM
The fact that one of the worst wildfires in Colorado's entire history (in terms of property loses) happened in December is very alarming.  That's basically unprecedented.  Wildfire conditions are not supposed to exist in that part of the world over Christmas.  Welcome to the new normal.
Title: Re: Wildfires in Colorado
Post by: 1 on January 01, 2022, 06:01:24 PM
The fact that one of the worst wildfires in Colorado's entire history (in terms of property loses) happened in December is very alarming.  That's basically unprecedented.  Wildfire conditions are not supposed to exist in that part of the world over Christmas.  Welcome to the new normal.

30F vs. 80F means almost nothing when fire is several hundred degrees and into the thousands. On the other hand, this is the drier part of the year there (unlike in California), so they would actually be more likely now.