The East Troublesome Fire is the second largest wildfire in Colorado history. It eventually burned 193,812 acres in Grand County, an area known for its scenic beauty as well as one of the nation's biggest ski areas, Winter Park. My brother took these photos as the fire crossed the continental divide and headed for his home and business. At 6:30 they evacuated. The wildfire, considered to be "human caused" although not intentionally, switched direction and only came within half a mile of his house. That was lucky for him but not for anyone in the fire's new path. 

Just imagine yourself seeing this coming your direction, as it hops the great divide and heads straight for you.

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