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Old 06-27-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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My uncle and his family live about 5 miles from the fire.

 
Old 06-27-2012, 10:33 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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My friend lost her home...

I used to live right where the fire is....What an awful thing to happen to the people of Co Springs and the wildlife!
 
Old 06-27-2012, 10:37 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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How to assist Colorado wildfire victims, how to donate and help | Mile High Mamas
 
Old 06-27-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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I don't know the area well enough to respond. I suggest you DM Jazzlover. I understand your concern.
Thank you. Seems like things are not improving today. He may miss his first boy scout camp, but that's nothing compared to what the residents of Co Springs are dealing with! Good luck to all of you living in the area, we all wish we could do more.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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This is not a stovetop kitchen fire. We are talking tens of thousands of acres. Salt would render the soil sterile and no vegetation would grow there again for a very, very long time. Furthermore, the salt would wash into the watershed and kill all the vegetation there in addition to all the fish and other aquatic species, both in the immediate area and far, far downstream, affecting everyone and every animal in a huge area.
Yes, I kind of knew that.

What is the best up to the minute live streaming for reports online? I have friends near Denver and FC. Thanks, and prayers to all in the areas of the fires.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 10:50 AM
 
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Yes, I kind of knew that.

What is the best up to the minute live streaming for reports online? I have friends near Denver and FC. Thanks, and prayers to all in the areas of the fires.
I apologize if you were being sarcastic. I thought you were serious. Some people have never experienced wildfires of this magnitude and truly have no idea how big and catastrophic they are, and how hard they are to extinguish.

Might want to try the Denver Post site. Colorado Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic - The Denver Post Or some of the local TV stations.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 10:53 AM
 
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Yes, I kind of knew that.

What is the best up to the minute live streaming for reports online? I have friends near Denver and FC. Thanks, and prayers to all in the areas of the fires.
You can go to RadioReference.com - Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference . Click on "Live Audio," then click on Colorado on the US map, then on the county (El Paso, Larimer, Boulder), and then find the Fire/EMS channels for the live stream. That is real-time communications, not a news feed. The stream scans numerous frequencies, so all the radio traffic can be confusing, but it gives one a great idea what kind of battle is going on there. The Colorado Springs/El Paso County stream is extremely active.
 
Old 06-27-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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In case this hasn't been posted yet... HelpColoradoNow.org
 
Old 06-27-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Here is a live link to the Amateur Radio repeater in Colorado Springs listen to Hams helping with emergency communications:

| ShackCam

Also in Twitter #waldocanyonfire
 
Old 06-27-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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One of the marvelous things about the internet is that one can listen to the Fire/EMS radio feed from Colorado Springs. What you hear is the calm heroism of these firefighters working against gigantic odds. After all of this is over, I hope all of those folks will be recognized for their heroism literally under fire.
I've been wondering why hasn't Wells Fargo set up a fund for people to contribute to so we can pay some sort of bonus to firefighters this year, or the family of any firefighter killed in the line of duty. It may be tough finding out all who are serving, but it would be nice.
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