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Photos: Fire from the Sky — seeing the Grizzly Creek, Pine Gulch fires from above

Photos by Kelsey Brunner
The Aspen Times

After touring the Glenwood Canyon last week from the ground, Aspen Times photographer Kelsey Brunner went airborne Monday to get a look at the Grizzly Creek Fire.

The fire, which started Aug. 10, has burned nearly 31,000 acres in and above Glenwood Canyon since then and more than 800 firefighters are working the blaze. On Monday, Interstate 70 reopened through the canyon after the two-week closure.

During Monday’s flight, they also went west to check out the Pine Gulch Fire, which is burning north of Grand Junction in Garfield and Mesa counties.

The Pine Gulch Fire started July 31 and as of Monday is 133,783 acres in size — roughly 5,000 acres smaller than the largest record fire in Colorado history.

Editor’s note: The Aspen Times worked on this project with other news agencies and Aspen-based nonprofit EcoFlight, which educates and advocates for the protection of remaining wild lands and wildlife habitat using small aircraft. For more information, go to ecoflight.org.


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