Jun 14

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Smoke Running

The High Park fire is currently only 10% contained, and has burned about 47,000 acres just west of Ft. Collins. Thousands are evacuated from their homes, and one woman has died in this intense and fast-moving wildfire. Huge thanks go out to the thousands of firefighters and pilots who are battling this erratic and dangerous fire.

Here in Lafayette, the impact is mainly on air-quality. Training for a marathon in this smoky air is unpleasant at best, unsafe at worst. Though I feel bad for complaining about the smoke when so many others are impacted in much greater ways than I am, I’m still hoping for a clearing of the air soon. Hopefully, it will also indicate some clear progress won by the firefighters.

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