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Bootleg Fire Producing Pyrocumulus Clouds This Afternoon

12:22 AM · Jul 15, 2021

The fire update this afternoon is the Bootleg Fire and the new Log Fire which is 6 miles NE of the Bootleg Fire. It was several smaller fires that merged together into one fire and it's now at 2,800 acres. There is a red flag warning (gusts up to 30 mph possible) in the area around the Bootleg Fire today and for good reason. The fire just blew up again and 3-4 pyrocumulus clouds can now be seen in the fire. They can cause strong, gusty, erratic winds and sometimes lightning. Creates really sketchy firefighting conditions. Here is an article on pyrocumulonimbus clouds from fires. https://www.sciencealert.com/canadian-wildfires-are-generating-fire-breathing-pyrocumulonimbus-thunderstorms To watch the Bootleg Fire live via the GOES West satellite: https://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/?sat=goes-17&sec=full_disk&x=13233.5&y=2677&z=6&angle=0&im=30&ts=1&st=0&et=0&speed=130&motion=loop&refresh=1&maps%5Bborders%5D=off&maps%5Bcities%5D=white&maps%5Bstates%5D=yellow&lat=0&p%5B0%5D=geocolor&opacity%5B0%5D=1&pause=20210714190032&slider=-1&hide_controls=0&mouse_draw=0&follow_feature=0&follow_hide=0&s=rammb-slider&draw_color=FFD700&draw_width=6

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