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Old 06-19-2013   #1
 
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Lime Gulch Fire - Foxton

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office: Emergency Updates

Mandatory evac in a three mile radius around the intersection of Foxton Rd and South Platte River Rd.

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Old 06-20-2013   #2
 
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Well this sucks ..the fire zone is basically up on or over the ridge river right from near or just below the Boulder Garden to the. 'T-ntersection 'playspot and abutting the upper part of the other good III plus section...they say they are making good progress in fighting it..
Let 's hope so...Waterton closed too and it is very much in striking distance of Bailey or Decker's if the wind shifts..if it jumps the river it will basically run into last year 's fire zone...this is a really nice area with boating., mountain biking, climbing, fishing, and the Colo Trail running tight through it...a few psycho locals over the years but mostly good folks..area prone to fires and floods..anybody remember the No.Fork flood that killed a couple of people and took.out Greenbridge on Waterton?...hope they get it out before it is on a Hayden Burn scale and Foxton and Waterton get all black with ashes...rambling ..just love this poor area..beloved to many a Denver and Colorado Springs metroite and mountain exoburbian
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Only 5 % contained..in case anybody else tried to pinpoint "Lime Gulch " in the Gazetteer, the media had a "communications mixup " it is Lions Gulch near Chair Rock (original name of fire) in the area indicated above..they are basically trying to contain it in the land inbetween Foxton and Decker's runs /NFK and main So..Platte to keep it from torching more densely populated areas towards Conifer (exoburbia) or down Waterton into actual suburbia (or via Nighthawk -Sedalia area) and having another Waldo Canyon on their hands, it seems...no rain in forecast...90 's all week ...still.windy..not to be Debby Downer but this blows...
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The fire is #1 priority for colorado right now. There are at least 250 firefighters working the fire including ~10 hotshot crews, a few huge planes, helis and all the stopping power available. They are no shortcuts on this one. They assume Colorado can not take another financially devastating fire like the Black forest fire. Even though the direction of the fire is to old Hayden fire it is burning on itself and it is mostly across the river from population. I hope they can keep it from jumping the S. Platte. In a perfect world they could contain the fire and let it rip towards the non-populated/preburned area. The forrest would be better off.
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90 % contained ...all access roads for kayaking Foxton /Waterton still closed..hopefully open soon...running 410 or a tad higher...run starts getting a lot more fun in the upper four hundreds and up..ramp that puppy up midweek ....
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Fire operations has rigged a temporary boat ferry across the North Fork about a mile or so downstream of Foxton. Once the road re-opens, the ferry may remain in place for some time to allow firefighter access. Please use caution if boating below Foxton.
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Correction: There are two ferries established in the area. The first is at the Foxton town site. Crews are using a homeowner's boat ferry there. The cable is high, but watch for the boat. There is a sign 1/4 mile upstream river left. The second ferry is 1.4 miles downstream of the Foxton Rd./River Rd. intersection, just downstream of the first house below the junction and just upstream of Lion Gulch. There is also a sign 1/4 mile upstream river left of this one, but it looks a little rickety. This ferry has multiple ropes on/in the river. The ferries will be in place for a day or two, then re-evaluated. I will try to post again when they are removed.
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-24-2013   #9
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waterton canyon is open. not sure about access though.
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They reopened the lower part of Waterton below the dam (not the part you kayak) ..or at least have not heard whether the road to kayaker's Waterton is open yet....
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