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Aerial views of Lodgepole Complex fire devastation

An aerial view shows the devastation of the Lodgepole fire.

Images & video from Anne Miller (Garfield County PIO) & Myra Wood (Garfield County Sheriff Deputy) flying the fire on Saturday, July 29th. 

It took one hour to fly a partial perimeter covering only 2/3 of the fire area in the helicopter, which included 192 miles of fire line. 

At one point, Operations Division had clocked 80mph winds on their Kestral along the Northern fire borders - ripping trees out of the land like carrots after falling burned trees had already diminished root stability of otherwise healthy neighboring pines.  

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