John Martin State Wildlife Area Fire Aftermath Photos


Description: Loop Road Near Beaver Pond After The January 15th Wildfire. Photos by SECO NEWS Contributor Sue Keefer.

John Martin Wildfire Damage

By Sue KeeferĀ 

These photos were taken today after yesterday's fire on the John Martin State Wildlife Area. Rough estimate of area burned is 4,000 acres. Thank you to the firefighters from area agencies and the other agencies involved. The wind made it very difficult to keep it contained.

Las Animas Grass Fire Sue Keefer seconews.org

The fire was still burning along the river Saturday January 16th.

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Looking toward the river across from Fort Lyon.

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Those were prickly pear cacti.

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Beaver Pond...

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The cattail marshes...

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These were Yuccas...

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Only stumps of cottonwoods remain after the fire...

Scene in the wild photography Sue Keefer seconews.org Prickly Pear Cactus in Bloom From the Same Area last Spring.

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