Sen. Dan Gibbs, D-Silverthorne, was not at the Capitol this morning when Gov. Bill Ritter delivered his State of the State address to the gathered senators and representatives.
That would normally be considered a political faux pas, but the wildlands firefighter from the West Slope will likely be given a pass.
Gibbs worked in a crew fighting the fires raging north of Boulder Wednesday night and early Thursday morning deep into the wee hours.
The Olde Stage fire , which burned about 1,400 acres, was finally suppressed on Thursday after forcing the evacuation of several hundred people.