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Old 09-28-2015   #1
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Dog Island Fire Article

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out in the courts.

Breckenridge man accused of igniting fire on Dog Island |

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Old 09-28-2015   #2
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He sounds like a serious loser. Thanks for linking the article. Very sad to think that it will be a generation before the campground will be viable again.
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Old 09-30-2015   #3
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I was at Blackrocks that night, woke to the smell of fire and an orange sky. We packed most everything up except tents and kids.

We didn't evac in the dark though, and neither did anybody else. Wonder where thy got that bit of misinformation.

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Old 09-30-2015   #4
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Reread the article, didn't say anyone evac'd all the way out. Makes sense now.

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Old 09-30-2015   #5
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Others did, from the Dog Island burned down thread :

Midnight Escape
We were camping at Split Rock campground, just downstream from Dog Island that night. It was hot and windy, and I had fallen asleep after several hours of trying to get my six year old daughter and two year old nephew to sleep. My wife woke me up around 23:00 to tell me that there was a wildfire she wanted me to look at. Despite the wind direction being in our favor, we were concerned with our distance to the fire (about 1/2 mile) and started to rouse the group from sleep. After watching the fire for a while and discussing our options, we decided that if the wind shifted toward us our camp site would be in peril quickly and that it was time to pack up and be ready to put on the water in the dark.

As we packed up the final pieces of our camp, the wind did shift towards us, and the conditions at our camp site degraded quickly as the fire turned our way. We put on the water around midnight with heavy smoke and ash.

This was my daughter and nephew's first overnight on the river, and one of the first trips at the oars for one member of our party. It was awful watching the fire get into the crowns of those beautiful old cottonwoods, listening to my daughter cry as we floated down the river choking on the smoke, and hearing an inexperienced friend at the oars recount their encounter with a mid-river rock that almost flipped them in the dark of the night.

Everybody makes mistakes, but the disregard to the weather conditions and fire ban by the parties responsible for this fire has me agreeing that the penalties should be severe.

All that was quite the adventure!
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Old 10-01-2015   #6
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I found that thread after posting... scary especially with kids.

We were downstream of them and partially expecting a caravan to come by and we'd all make way downstream together. It never happened so I assumed everyone stayed put.

Hope those kids aren't too scarred from the night.
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