Friday, September 28, 2007

Fire next to the incline

A fire is burning in the shrubby, dry hills just north of the Manitou Incline.
Here's the latest from

MANITOU SPRINGS — Wildfire crews are battling a growing blaze along the old Incline Railway scar on the mountainside near the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. A column of smoke was visible above Manitou Springs at midday, and firefighters reported “isolated torching” as the blaze burned at midslope above the railway station on Ruxton Avenue at the west end of the tourist town. A command post was set up in the upper parking lot above the tourist train station, near the base of Barr Trail. Firefighters said the fire was gaining height as it burned through scrub oak along the incline — a popular running path up the steep mountainside. The fire was reported to Manitou Springs Police by a hiker.


Zen said...

As long as the winds remain calm, this might not be so bad. Clearing out the leaf litter and some of that gambel oak is a good thing. But like I said - as long as the winds remain calm.

gulo said...

it's not very calm right now