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  1. #1
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    COLORADO Wild Fire.

    WE MUST PRAY FOR COLORADO

    More flee as Colorado fire sends 2-mile wall of flame down ridge

    Residents of one community and part of another outside Colorado Springs, Colo., were evacuating Wednesday as a "monster" fire there more than doubled in size from Tuesday and a two-mile-wide wall of flame was burning down the backside of a ridge.

    Mandatory evacuations were ordered for the town of Crystola and part of Woodland Park after more than 32,000 people had to flee on Tuesday. How many new evacuees were moving out was not immediately available.

    >>>>>MORE at link

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47974222/ns/weather/
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    Fire threatens tourist spots, military academy

    >>>>SNIP

    Colorado is having its worst wildfire season in a decade, with more than a half dozen forest fires
    burning across the state's parched terrain. Some hotels and campgrounds are emptying ahead
    of the busy Fourth of July holiday.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>more at link

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47938078/ns/weather/
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    It's awful, I'm watching live coverage right now on the internet at http://media.thedenverchannel.com/livestreampage

    The winds were at 6mph an hour ago, then suddenly went up to 45mph sustained with 58mph gusts (there's a nearby storm system whipping up winds)

    News conference coming up on the link I provided in 15 minutes, apparently.

    My heart goes out to all involved.

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    I have some friends in Colorado; one tells me he can smell it.
    Where houses are burning he smells wood burning....
    If the wind is coming from the other side, he smells PINE burring...

    There are several fires at same time not just one area.
    OMG....

    GOD BLESS ALL the firefighters, the residents... and the medic....... This is very sad...
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    My bestest friend evacuated earlier today with her 3 kids..... She said its hard to breathe, and all of the beauty that we know is now black So devastating, and those poor firefighters are doing all they can, but its def a devastaing battle......

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    My aunt and cousins live Colorado Springs they havent eveacuated yet, my aunt says the smoke in the air is horrible. Here are some picture I found earlier



    http://www.facebook.com/springsgazette
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    im in the area....
    200-300 homes LOST......all hotels in CO booked....
    im on the edge of the evacuation area....luckily i have not received a pre-evac warning...

    we got some drops today, but nothing to help...winds are horrible....record high temps (over 100) for days on end....

    i know a few of the firefighters that have been working their asses off

    we have been under red flag warnings for weeks....while we NEED RAIN...the lightening (CO the worst state for lightening) is not what we need....

    there will be no 4th of july fireworks anywhere in CO...and nobody can grill on charcoal ....summer in CO sucks badly already
    dum spiro, spero

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    There is a fire that spiked up near my home lastnight around 12:00am. I was wakened by thunder and lighting around 2:00 and was very worried for hours. Everything around my home is literlally dead due to no rain. I took some pictures from the top of my property of the fire and smoke looking North. They are calling it the pine ridge fire....

    Here is the article in regards to the Pine Ridge Fire:

    http://www.nbc11news.com/news/headli...160588835.html
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    I pray they get that out soon, Mystic. Flagstaff fire is 30% contained -YAY! I hope and pray they get the others under control soon. This has been heartbreaking.

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    Colorado wildfire destroys hundreds of homes

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Springs officials said Thursday that hundreds of homes have been destroyed by a raging wildfire that has encroached on the state's second-largest city and threatened the U.S. Air Force Academy.

    Mayor Steve Bach said a more accurate account will be available later in the day of the damage from a blaze that has burned out of control for much of the week and forced more than 30,000 evacuees to frantically pack up belongings and flee.

    The cause of the blaze remains unknown and local authorities said Thursday that conditions are too dangerous for any such investigation to begin.

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    The FBI Denver Division is working closely with local, state and federal law enforcement to determine if any of the wild land fires resulted from criminal activity.

    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/06/2...o-canyon-fire/

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    Thursday, June 28, 2012

    Mayor: Colorado Springs fire destroys 346 homes
    This aerial photo taken on Wednesday shows burned homes in the Mountain Shadows residential area of Colorado Springs, Colo., that were destroyed by the Waldo Canyon wildfire.






    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABP...2018546213.jpg

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    So now the Pine Ridge Fire has jumped I 70, my side. They have closed I 70 North between mile markers 49 to 62, our exit is 44. The smoke was very black, ugly and to close for me today when driving home from work. I think it has grown to around 1500 acres or more... residents living near De Beque on the south side of the interstate, mostly in farm houses and ranches, are being evacuated.
    I dont like South because that means its coming our way

    Here is a new article:

    http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headli...160763095.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticrose View Post
    So now the Pine Ridge Fire has jumped I 70, my side. They have closed I 70 North between mile markers 49 to 62, our exit is 44. The smoke was very black, ugly and to close for me today when driving home from work. I think it has grown to around 1500 acres or more... residents living near De Beque on the south side of the interstate, mostly in farm houses and ranches, are being evacuated.
    I dont like South because that means its coming our way

    Here is a new article:

    http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headli...160763095.html
    stay safe! My prayers are with you.

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    Hope it gets stopped soon! I HATE fire..... I don't use that word often, but I really hate it, and it terrifies me

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