Yesterday afternoon there was some excitement in my neighborhood. There was a two-acre brushfire in Settler’s Park, located in the hills just above my house, several hundred yards away. We even got a reverse-911 call from Boulder Emergency Services “recommending but not requiring evacuation”, which was a bit unsettling. I had a good vantage point from our rooftop deck outside our master bedroom and shot this video of one of the two airplanes that came by to drop fire retardant on the burn site to help control the flames. Happily, the planes and the firefighters (120 of them!) were able to quickly bring it under control. Today I am feeling very thankful that Boulder seems to have a great set of emergency services. Go hug a fireman!
April 21, 2008