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Old 06-27-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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Live in the city.
This does not happen.
Goggle "Great Chicago Fire"...

 
Old 06-27-2012, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Goggle "Great Chicago Fire"...
Better yet, Google "Waldo Canyon Fire." While the odds of a place like Downtown Denver being seriously impacted by wildfire are slim, there are plenty of areas in the suburbs (both foothills and prairies) that could be devastated by fire.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 01:12 AM
 
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Goggle "Great Chicago Fire"...
London burned down several times, back all the way to Roman times when it was Londonium.

And Rome itself burned many times, with a huge fire in Nero's reign.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 01:23 AM
 
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Colorado Springs tonight

 
Old 06-27-2012, 01:35 AM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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We are anxious in Woodland Park, because no one is mentioning if the fire is moving NW or it's holding near Eagle Lake Camp. Amazing how fast this fire can move. We have everything important in the garage ready to load up in our cars.
Last week I was so worried about my place in Divide, and now I'm terrified for my friends in the Centenniel, GOG, Pinecliff and Mountain Shadows area. A friend posted on Facebook that her mom lost her home on Champagne Dr in Mountain Shadows in less than an hour. It was totally engulfed. She was up on a ridge, but the embers got her house. My old home at Nightshade Circle off Point of the Pines has been evacuated, and I'm trying to find out about my former neighbors, and all the friends we have in the Mountain Shadows, Pinecliff, Holland Park, Rockrimmon, Peregrine, and AFA neighborhoods. Not looking good...
 
Old 06-27-2012, 02:21 AM
 
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2012 could be a very bad year for Colorado forests and grass lands, and much of the nation is fairly dry.
The only upside is that this is nature's way. The forest in the coming years will be healthier. Small comfort facing the fire now, I know.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 02:36 AM
 
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uH... Those huge historic fires (and smaller ones- like Durango burning down twice or so) occurred when there was no modern firefighting- at most, maybe a horse-drawn water tank- and cities/towns were all wooden, and fuel for light or heat was easily made into a raging fire (and there were no building codes to protect anything).
Boston burned down more than once. Doesn't mean that it should be expected today. Also, such cities burning wasn't about "nature" or forests or lightening or such.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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Default Camp concerns

I'd appreciate any opinions from you all on this matter...my 11 yr old son is scheduled to attend boy scout camp at Camp Chris Dobbins in Elbert, CO. Any idea what the air quality there will be over the next week? Is the Waldo Canyon fire headed NE? Trying to keep him safe but not jump the gun on canceling his plans.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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It's a sad day for the Flying W Ranch. With much sadness we have to report that the Flying W Ranch as well as several homes in the Mountain Shadows area has infact been burned to the ground. We ask that in this sad time that you remember the Flying W and the Wolfe family who has owned and operated the Flying W Ranch since 1953.

If you have made an online reservation or a deposit your money will be refunded at a later date when we have had a chance to gather our thoughts. We ask that you pray for all the families within the area and asure you we will rebuild.

All Our Love,

Flying W Ranch Management, Staff and especially Ownership
Damn...I have lots of good memories at the Flying W. I know there has been tremendous losses but this one hits the heart hard for me.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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The news is reporting that hotels in Colorado Springs and Denver AND pueblo are fully booked...

So if you are evacuated and looking for a place to stay, please consider Canon City. We are close by (45 mins SW of Colorado Springs) Hotels and B&B's are available here and things are calm, quiet and air quality not bad here.

Just trying to help out!
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