As Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr entered De Beque Canyon on 28 July 2012, it encountered the leading edge of the Pine Ridge Fire, which at that time was well on its way to burning a total of 12,000 acres by day's end. Immediately after this video was taken (as we were the last train allowed through), both the railroad and Interstate 70 were closed to traffic due to the fire's proximity. You can see my had touch the glass through which I'm shooting - after which both myself and passenger in the vestibule car remark on the feel of the glass - it was hot to the touch.

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