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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.

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    Fire threatens tourist spots, military academy

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    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.

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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



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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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    I dont want to give exact location of where I live, but for the first time in many days I could see Pikes Peak super clear....

    however, looking north towards those fires, still smokey/hazy....

    we have cool temps right now - well compared to the past week and where i am no wind......hopefuly this helps

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    This morning they have said the Pine Ridge fire did not jump the Interstate yet. They have been able to keep it at bay so far (thank god) but the smoke in the valley is horrible today, you can barley breathe this morning. Their fire line is holding as well in regards to keeping the fire out of the little town of De Beque Yay ! 5% containment this morning up to 12,000 or more acres burned since the 27th.

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    Praying for all of you!

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    A time lapse video of the Boulder fire can be found here. If the winds hadn't settled down, this fire could have come down the mountain and into neighborhoods just like in Colorado Springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prima.facie View Post
    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
    Coloradan here too.

    Just for accuracy's sake, many municipalities (including mine) have cancelled their fireworks, but some have not cancelled...yet?? See list at link.

    July 4th fireworks: Some shows cancelled, others remain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seek&Find View Post
    Coloradan here too.

    Just for accuracy's sake, many municipalities (including mine) have cancelled their fireworks, but some have not cancelled...yet?? See list at link.

    July 4th fireworks: Some shows cancelled, others remain


    Fort Collins canceled it's display, but there isn't any real risk of it starting a fire. The fireworks show is done over City Park lake adjacent to a fire station.

    The bad news is that mother nature isn't stopping her fireworks. Several of the recent fires were started by lightning. We can expect a lot more fires this summer.

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    Smoke, Haze Coming From Wyoming Wildfires: Health advisory

    The fire broke out on June 30, however the winds on Wednesday blew heavy smoke and haze into Colorado.
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    More fire effect in CO, although the fires are in WY (Squirrel Creek& Arapaho fires). Saw & felt it ourselves today. (I have mild asthma and can feel the smoke.) Very hazy. Had to look up the cause. Thought it'd be a new CO fire or that the current ones blew up. Hopefully, the winds shift soon. The smoke's covering a very large swath.

    7NEWS has received calls from all over the metro area and from northern and eastern Colorado with people reporting that they were seeing and smelling the heavy smoke.
    Because of the smoke, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Regional Air Quality Council have issued an Action Day Alert for the Front Range Urban Corridor from El Paso County north to Larimer and Weld counties, including the Denver-Boulder area, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Greeley.

    A Wildfire Smoke Health Advisory has been issued for the Front Range Urban corridor from Colorado Springs northward to Fort Collins and Greeley until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday.

    "A weak cool front has bought moderate to heavy smoke in from Wyoming. This smoke will cause fine particulate concentrations to reach moderate to unhealthy-for-sensitive-groups concentrations across much of northeastern Colorado on Wednesday afternoon and evening," according to the Colorado Department of Public Health website.
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    I live in central Wyoming and spent this last weekend in Colorado Springs. I was worried the smoke would be terrible in Colorado, but it is definitely worse here at home in WY. I am coughing and having trouble breathing and so are some of my kids. We need rain. Bad! It is sooooo dry through the entire Rocky Mountain region this year.

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    I live in central Wyoming and spent this last weekend in Colorado Springs. I was worried the smoke would be terrible in Colorado, but it is definitely worse here at home in WY. I am coughing and having trouble breathing and so are some of my kids. We need rain. Bad! It is sooooo dry through the entire Rocky Mountain region this year.

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    It's definitely worse here (in CO) now than last weekend! Sorry you guys are suffering! Poor firefighters have to be tired and stretched thin throughout the West! They are predicting monsoon rains here starting tomorrow, thank God! We'll pray some rain heads up your way too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seek&Find View Post
    It's definitely worse here (in CO) now than last weekend! Sorry you guys are suffering! Poor firefighters have to be tired and stretched thin throughout the West! They are predicting monsoon rains here starting tomorrow, thank God! We'll pray some rain heads up your way too!
    IT IS....
    where i am.....the past few days havent been so bad and we even got some rain yesterday w/ some amazing double rainbows....

    TODAY: smokey haze and smells of smoke.....
    dum spiro, spero

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