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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2012, 05:20:39 AM »
Our prayers are with you, brother.  That is horrible!  I lived in the Boulder-Longmont area for five years back in the late 70's - early 80's and though it was in a drought then, we never saw anything like this.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2012, 07:32:52 AM »
This year's fire season is already probably the worst ever in Colorado and New Mexico.  And with the 4th of July approaching we're about to see a massive conflagration as numbnuts all over the Southwest refuse to give up their Constitutionally guaranteed right to shoot whatever fireworks they can get their hands on. 
I've always wondered how bad it would be if a wildland fire got into a populated area, now I know.  This is a really horrible situation for everybody in Colorado Springs.  Let's just hope there isn't loss of life with this.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2012, 08:40:19 AM »
Wow, that's some scary s***. Stay safe out there.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2012, 04:10:58 PM »
Just terrible. Stay safe.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2012, 04:15:40 PM »
This year's fire season is already probably the worst ever in Colorado and New Mexico.

Given how mild the winter was here in SoCal and the relative paucity of rain, I'm just waiting for the hills to go *fwoomp*
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2012, 09:00:52 PM »
My thoughts are with you guys. My two brothers-in-law live just across the highway from the Air Force Academy. Colorado Springs is one of my all-time favorite places to visit. I hope things fizzle out soon. Stay safe!
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2012, 09:52:09 PM »


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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2012, 10:39:44 PM »
Ouch. The pics really bring it home.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2012, 06:46:08 PM »
Quick update: Today was a much better day, cooler temps, more humidity, and no wind.  The officials here released a preliminary report of the number of homes destroyed. 346. Destroyed. No count on damaged or uninhabitable homes, though. And most importantly, so far, no loss of life, no injuries. A big thanks to all the firefighters and volunteers who helped to save countless other homes, and lives.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2012, 09:12:57 PM »
This link sums up the summer so far for fires in Colorado.
Between three "bigger" fires so far (Fort Collins, Roxbourgh, and Colorado Springs there have been close to 600 homes lost and 4 deaths) this summer is already surpassing the worst fire season in Colorado.
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/06/24/at-least-10-wildfires-now-active-in-colorado/
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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2012, 10:14:39 PM »
sad update one person has now died, bring the total deaths from fires this year so far to 5.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2012, 09:20:01 PM »
2 people confirmed dead in this fire so far... But better conditions today. 25% contained. I am watching flames and flare-ups on the mountain now. Still a lot of hot spots. Smoke was a lot better today.  Not out of danger yet, but things are better. Most destructive fire in Colorado history.  347 homes destroyed in just a couple of hours. Whole neighborhoods just gone. Watching the news, and seeing video of the burn areas, is sobering. Entire streets and cul-de-sacs are just erased. Historic areas of town are just gone.
Thank you all for the well-wishes. Take a moment and think of the people who lost everything.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2012, 09:36:15 PM »


Fleeing the fire, Tuesday afternoon, June 26th


Hours after the fire swept through a neighborhood






Thank you to all firefighters, no matter where you are.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2012, 09:44:33 PM »
Well that certainly makes my little thousand acre blaze look like a camp fire. You're in my thoughts.
Quick update on the Pocatello fire....as of noon today, 66 homes and 29 structures gone.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2012, 09:52:50 PM »
Well that certainly makes my little thousand acre blaze look like a camp fire. You're in my thoughts.
Quick update on the Pocatello fire....as of noon today, 66 homes and 29 structures gone.
1 acre or 10,000 acres, if it burns your home or something you you cherish, it's a major deal. I hope all is well with you, Weaze.
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