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Old 07-20-2008, 09:15 PM
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Default Fire North of Deckers

Went to fish Deckers at 5 o'clock. There is a fast moving fire 5 miles north at Oxyoke. Hyway 67 north of Deckers is closed to traffic. When I got to the river I asked a Jeffco cop what was going on. He said the fire started about 1 pm at a campground and had already spread to 100 acres. The wind is blowing NNW so at the moment Deckers itself is not threatened. It's not burning in the Hayman burn area and has lots of new fuel to burn. If it burns up river there is plenty of fuel since the Hayman Fire spared the forest at the rivers edge.
I fished for a couple hours and just got home. When I left, ground fire crews were just beginning to stage at the Deckers store and a helicopter was on scene. God we don't need this after the Hayman disaster. The river is just now beginning to come back after that one.
I did manage to catch one nice fish but my thoughts were on those who will be affected by this and had a hard time trying to enjoy myself.
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