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Enormous Plume Of Wildfire Smoke Blows Into Denver – CBS Denver


DENVER (CBS4) — A huge plume of smoke rolled into the Denver metro area Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service in Boulder said most of the smoke was coming from the East Troublesome Fire burning in Grand County.

View from the Optiv building in Denver (credit: Heath Briggs)

The fire, which started Wednesday afternoon near Kremmling, has burned 7,800 acres.

(credit: CBS)

RELATED: East Troublesome Fire Fueled By Strong Winds, Dry Conditions Near Kremmling

Copter4 was flying over Denver as the smoke moved in.

Yo look at the smoke wall heading down to Denver😬

This is sped up video from Copter 4 and it looks like a dust-storm/haboob moving in💨💨💨

— Ryan Greene 📷 (@RyanCBS4) October 16, 2020

Alisha Nichols shared a view of the wall of smoke from her vantage point in Aurora, east of E-470.

View of smoke plume from Aurora (credit: Ashley Nichols)

John Varga shared a picture of the sun behind the thick veil of smoke.

(credit: John Varga)

“A shift in the wind and it got dark as if a storm was coming,” Varga wrote.

In Boulder, the smoke turned the skies orange and obscured the view of the Flatirons.

This picture was taken from the roof of the NWS Boulder office this afternoon. #cowx

— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) October 16, 2020



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