fire line in Cascade

The Fire Line Foot Path

To experience Meryl Runion Rose’s Cascadian pictorial chronicle of the Waldo Canyon Wildfire from the beginning, click here. To continue, click next below. 

fire line pyramid mountain road

This dirt road once was a footpath. It became a dozer line for the fire. The fire stopped at the dozer line here. Just about 30 feet down from here, someone – I heard it was a neighbor – cut a path and the fire stopped before it reached this line. Lots of slurry here. The road is Pyramid Mountain Road. The neighbors didn’t care for it at all when it was put in a year or so ago. It did help the fire-fighting efforts.

Exploring Our Pyramid Mountain Stomping Grounds

To experience Meryl Runion Rose’s Cascadian pictorial chronicle of the Waldo Canyon Wildfire from the beginning, click here. To continue, click next below. 

next door

I eagerly ventured out to see what had become of my outdoor playground. We had been watching the Incident Commander, Rich Harvey,  talk about the fire line in Cascade. That line came out on the far side of our next-door neighbors’ home. We had later heard him say they had been able to contain the fire a bit further away. Which was really good news toour ears. 

This is where the original fire line came out. You can see they cleared trees on the burn side and piled them on the side they were defending. It’s pink with slurry. 

If you wonder why it’s so pink that’s fire-retardant slurry. There’s a lot of it in the area.