For those of you who aren't from these parts, there's a fire burning west of Fort Collins. Last evening, the smoke looked like this:
This afternoon, it looks like this:
In just over a day, the fire has grown from 2 to 14,000 acres...and is still going, with 0% containment. The winds and dry conditions are causing it to burn in an "aggressive" and "unpredictable" fashion. The smoke plume now reaches for 80 miles. My home is not in imminent danger, but hundreds of others aren't so lucky.
Pretty intense stuff, and I'm hoping all firefighters, reporters, and evacuees stay safe and sound!