Horse Gulch Blog

Watchdogging for the greater Durango area

13 May 2013

Earliest lightning-strike fire on record during this blogger’s career in fire management

Posted by Adam Howell


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
This lightning-strike fire was found on May 7,2013 in Ignacio Canyon. It is one of the earliest fires that this this blogger has been on in recent memory.

This lightning-strike fire was found on May 7,2013 in Ignacio Canyon.  It was 1/10 of an acre. It was also the earliest fire that I’ve been on in my 10-year-long career as a firefighter. That ponderosa pine was at least 100 feet tall. The next earliest fire for me was May 22, 2004, when I worked on the Montezuma Mesa Fire.

 

IMG_1043

Leave a Reply

Message: