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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2012, 06:46:55 AM »
Those images really have a stark reality. Makes one glad that we are not in a fire area (at least in lower MI - there were  2 fires in the UP recently).
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2012, 03:19:37 PM »
Here is a fire that happened in Kapoho Village - 9 miles from my home (Kapoho Village no longer exists.  It's burried under a 100' high cinder cone now):


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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2012, 08:08:32 PM »
Took a drive to get out of the smoke today. went to the
Sinks of the Popo Agie river near lander, wy


effort was successful we came home to all the smoke stench....
dammit it is not good....
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2012, 08:17:07 PM »
To those of you who don't know Colorado Springs, this is not a small town. We have 350,000 residents, and 700,000 people in the county. This is one hell of a dangerous fire. They are saying on the TV that 20,000 homes are in direct danger right now.
And now the post office consolidation is like killing your post office....sheesh
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2012, 09:36:39 PM »
Stay safe guys.  Give those firefighters some beer!
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2012, 05:16:38 AM »
Took a drive to get out of the smoke today. went to the
Sinks of the Popo Agie river near lander, wy


effort was successful we came home to all the smoke stench....
dammit it is not good....

Hey - I've been there.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2012, 01:21:47 PM »
Man, that is scary stuff.

The size of those homes is stunning.  The aerial views of torched cul-de-sacs are strangely fascinating.

Crazy times.  Living in the foothill pine zone has good views but is increasingly dangerous.

Very sad.

I hear it is half contained. :o


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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2012, 06:46:39 PM »
Man, that is scary stuff.

The size of those homes is stunning.  The aerial views of torched cul-de-sacs are strangely fascinating.

Crazy times.  Living in the foothill pine zone has good views but is increasingly dangerous.

Very sad.

I hear it is half contained. :o

Latest report, as of an hour ago, 70% containment.  I'll be glad when I can go outside and not smell smoke.  There are 1500 firefighters here working tirelessly on this fire, and they have done an amazing job in the face of extremely adverse conditions. Without a doubt, they saved a huge portion of the city. They are the reason only 347 homes burned. My heartfelt thanks to all firefighters, no matter where you are.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2012, 09:43:49 PM »
Dude, I really don't like cats, but that pic made me sick to my stomach.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2012, 10:25:34 PM »
Dude, I really don't like cats, but that pic made me sick to my stomach.

I want to bring it home and snuggle with it until it feels better.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2012, 10:50:04 PM »
Dude, I really don't like cats, but that pic made me sick to my stomach.
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Re: My city is burning...
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2012, 05:51:43 AM »
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.
The fire outside of our town had burned about 5000 acres by Sunday, but it is miles from any homes. 
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