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Old 06-13-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Was reading about this earlier in the week.

Seems early for wildfires, but I don't know much about them.

Hope it doesn't destroy much property/people.

 
Old 06-13-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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This is the best site for info and map of the affected areas: InciWeb the Incident Information System: High Park Fire
 
Old 06-13-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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This is the best site for info and map of the affected areas: InciWeb the Incident Information System: High Park Fire
Great site! Thank you for sharing.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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One of the things that rankle me about the High Park Fire is a report of people actively refusing evacuation orders and in some cases even setting their own back burns and getting in the way of firefighters and other rescue personnel.

This is America and 70% of the burn area is on private property. I get both of those things, but if you refuse to leave you'd better not come crying when you're surrounded by a wall of flames with no escape. You've made your choice, and now you get to live (or die) with it.

And setting your own backburns? I mean I could probably reassemble a diesel engine but that doesn't make me a mechanic. Dumbasses.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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People need to get over the idea that there is any real "journalism" going on in the television media in Colorado, or anywhere else in the U.S. It's all about sensationalism, young and clueless (but physically attractive) talking heads, and ratings. Most of these TV "newspeople" are as dumb as a bucket of rocks, and too in a hurry or too lazy to get any substantial background or knowledge before blatting out a bunch of blather on a story. The few "real" journalists left--probably because they are older and less "attractive" to a younger and often largely clueless audience--increasingly get relegated to the "B" team until they get put out to pasture. I got particularly amused on the High Park fire story when one of the stations ran the same 3-day old footage as the background for every supposed "up-to-the-minute" fire update they gave for at least a day. Thank God for live internet radio feeds from Fort Collins Fire/EMS and a lot of publicly posted photos on sites like Flickr to give a realistic picture of what is going on up at the fire.
Yet you post a clip from FOX News 31 in your water thread.

Last edited by Mike from back east; 06-13-2012 at 06:34 PM.. Reason: OBE, as the threads got merged.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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Was reading about this earlier in the week.

Seems early for wildfires, but I don't know much about them.

Hope it doesn't destroy much property/people.
Maybe early in Oregon but in Colorado, this is how we know it's spring.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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The best TV news is radio.
I worked in TV news years ago (behind the scenes) and I was amazed at the paucity of information when the words were actually typed out. Even something as visual as a fire, once the picture is shown, the real information is words, not pictures.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: CO
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Hope it doesn't destroy much property/people.
Responding to this post from earlier today, It's a little late for that, with one person reported dead, more than 100 structures destroyed, 46,600 acres burned so far.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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Responding to this post from earlier today, It's a little late for that, with one person reported dead, more than 100 structures destroyed, 46,600 acres burned so far.
But now they have 1000 firefighters on the ground and more C-130's.

10% containment isn't much but at least it's a start.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Maybe early in Oregon but in Colorado, this is how we know it's spring.
So true! Seems like most the fires I fought in Colorado were in June. Rapidly warming temps, dry spring, and wind have done a number on Colorado this year. Hoping the monsoon season brings some relief!
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