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There is a large fire just a few miles away from my mom's house, and it is 0% contained. The fire is west of her and was moving north-ish. When I talked to her this morning they had evacuated the town about 1 1/2 miles north of her (Bellvue, CO, where many of my friends live), though she had not gotten a reverse 911 call telling her to evacuate. Now I hear through the grapevine that they are evacuating LaPorte, CO, which is only 1 mile north of her, and about as far east of the fire as she is. To say I'm worried is an understatement. There isn't really much between her house and the fire except a few miles of extremely dry foothills covered in very dry beetle-killed pine and brush. There really is nothing I can do from 2,000 miles away except wait and worry.

Updates can be found here: http://inciweb.org/incident/2904/. For the curious among you, find Mount Ethel in the middle of the huge fire, and go east to LaPorte. The lake south west of LaPorte (Claymore Lake) is just west of my neighbor's property, and a place we used to hike to all the time as kids.
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