Greg Anson told the Durango Herald he was on a day hike to Ice Lake when he noticed a “massive” plume of smoke. They sound rather low. I've seen 2 different pairs fly overhead 15 mins apart. "Absolutely devastating watching the Ice Fire spread in the @SanJuanNF. I am former military, it’s not typical for them to fly so low over the population. Nicholson has covered a variety of beats including suburbs, courts, crime and general assignment. I'm really curious about what's going on. © Bethany Baker, The Coloradoan-USA TODAY NETWORK, Seniors On Medicare Are Getting a Big Pay Day in 2020, © Bethany Baker, Fort Collins Coloradoan via AP, © AFP PHOTO / Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies. ", Absolutely devastating watching the Ice Fire spread in the @SanJuanNF outside Silverton, Colorado. Musician Anthony D'Amato, who lives in the area, tweeted support for firefighters. ", No evacuations had been ordered in the sparsely populated county, but emergency management officials urged people in the Silverton area to "familiarize themselves with a ready, set, go evacuation plan." GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. Same here. "Warm and dry conditions will continue over much of the Southwest, Great Basin and California," the agency said. ': Trump flips out on reporter, Overseas celebrations after Biden-Harris win, These Power-Free 3D-Printed Objects Can Talk With WiFi, Trump: Georgia Sec. About 30mins ago one was hovering pretty low for a good 2-3mins. President Trump condemned a reporter after being asked if he would concede the election if the Electoral College votes for Joe Biden. Two dozen helicopters from Fort Carson to fly over Colorado Springs area Friday morning, Plane crash near Telluride airport kills two, A Thanksgiving with special meaning: Parker veteran marks 10-year anniversary since he lost his legs in Afghanistan, Need a COVID-19 nurse? "This will result in continued periods of moderate to heavy smoke for the Silverton area through Wednesday morning. Is the helicopter over Denver red, with a blue stripe and white on the back? The weather forecast for much of the West wasn't helpful. In the end, four helicopters swept in and saved the day. They weren't flying with announced call signs or flight paths. A cyclist and pedestrians use a path near the overlook along Highway 36 as a smoke plume grow as several wildfires burn in northern and western Colorado and smoke funnels on to the eastern plains Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, near Boulder, Colo. Onlookers gather at the overlook along Highway 36 to watch a smoke plume grow as several wildfires burn in northern and western Colorado, sending smoke on to the eastern plains, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, near Boulder, Colo. On Sunday, August 23rd, I attended a protest in Denver which was also attended by proud boys counter-protesting. DENVER — The helicopters seen and heard flying over the Denver metro area Wednesday night belong to the U.S. Army, which is conducting high altitude and urban training through Feb. 24. An air quality advisory was issued for the entire county. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will be visible across the Colorado Springs area, and increased noise is expected. In Arvada. I’ve never been through anything like that.”. They flew over me in Arvada/Westminster two or three times in the last 30 minutes. While it could be drills, in my 9 years of living here I haven’t ever seen or heard them this many times in one night. @DenverPolice @whitless410 @ClydeHoadley @ArvadaPolice The flight tower at Rocky Mtn airport said the Army is performing flight operations and refueling at the airport said it may be going on for a couple of weeks. The pilots probably need some urban "map of the earth" flying hours under NODs. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. Has to be drills. 'I'm the President of the United States! Thus far this year, 46,148 wildfires have burned more than 13,000 square miles, almost 3,300 square miles above the 10-year average. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 45th does so much training there it's like 24/7 traffic. Officials also warned people driving in the area not stop to watch aircraft and firefighting activities "as this poses a hazard for fellow travelers. So low it shakes the house. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. ... all the time. Helicopters rescue 23 people, 3 dogs from Colorado's Ice Fire as 'devastating' blazes rage John Bacon, USA TODAY 10/20/2020 Two Latinos are part of Biden's Covid-19 task force Smoke from the fire was visible for miles around, and it hung like thick smog over the county seat of Silverton. He should be thankful Rockies fans still care. Why have models of Colorado’s coronavirus trajectory been off? How wild will American politics get before the year ends? Flames from the Cameron Peak Fire, the largest wildfire in Colorado history, burn trees along a ridge outside Estes Park, Colo., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. The squads generally include 20-22 firefighters sent to combat the most challenging sections of the nation's high-priority fires. An air wing unit is running drills in preparation for deployment. The Cameron Peak wildfire, which already was the largest wildfire in the state's recorded history, topped the 200,000-acre mark Sunday, Oct. 18, to become the first known fire in colorado to grow to that proportion. Elsewhere in the state, the Cameron Peak Fire has burned more than 320 square miles in Larimer County since August and is the largest fire in Colorado history. Tourists take photos of the smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire drifting across the sky Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at the welcome sign to the town of Estes Park, Colo. A few hours later the blaze had burned 320 acres as the Forest Service deployed helicopters, tanker planes and a "hot shot" squad in an effort to contain the flames. “Some people didn’t think they could make it," he said. Because he's losing them by the day.