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Old 06-11-2013, 07:01 PM
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Colorado Springs Fire and EMS

El Paso County Fire and EMS

Used to live near there, sad news.
Hope all are safe.

Old 06-11-2013, 07:12 PM
Location: The 719
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I don't know if this works or not, not a great pic, but this is what we see way down in Pueblo West.

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Old 06-11-2013, 07:56 PM
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Wink But June?

According to this map of current wildfires in Colorado, from The Denver Post, it appears all these wildfires more or less run north to south along the Front Range:
Map: Royal Gorge, Black Forest, and Big Meadows fires in Colorado - The Denver Post

Only June 11, and at least northern Colorado in supposedly half-decent shape. What happened?

The Black Forest Fire, at Colorado Springs, appears by far the worst at the moment, with residences already having burned. Last thing they need is a repeat of last year.

Best wishes, and all good luck, to those closely involved.
Old 06-11-2013, 08:08 PM
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Thread moved,

Well, I wanted to talk to my people from Colorado Springs.
So bye everybody.
Old 06-11-2013, 08:54 PM
Location: The 719
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Hard to get a pic of the Royal Gorge fire today because the smoke was so heavy from here all the way back West.

Here's an idea of what it looked like from Pueblo West at about 7.

Old 06-11-2013, 10:25 PM
Location: Falcon, Colorado, USA
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From Melba to about Londonderry

11 June 2013 Black Forest fire from Melba to Londonderry - YouTube

Londonderry to Melba

VID_20130611_191617_045.mp4 - YouTube
Old 06-11-2013, 11:12 PM
Location: Downtown Co Sps
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From Palmer Park...

From Woodmen and Marksheffel Road...

Old 06-12-2013, 05:55 AM
Location: Bangor Maine
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This is certainly devasting for those in CO. Here in New England we are seeing on the National news pictures of huge mansions burning but I couldn't tell what area they were in. We pray for all of you!
Old 06-12-2013, 05:57 AM
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LIVE UPDATES: Black Forest fire north of Colorado Springs consumes more than 7,500 acres; dozens of homes gutted

The mansions you see are probably in black forest. Black forest is very diverse in the types of homes, and the fire is devouring it.
Old 06-12-2013, 09:37 AM
Location: Aurora, CO
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We could see the Black Forest smoke plume clearly from my house on Smoky Hill Ridge in SE Aurora. I'll try to snap some photos with a real camera today.

Stay safe folks. Thoughts and prayers are with those who've had to evacuate and those who've lost their homes.

Side note - Saw on the Denver Post website that there were folks in the Black Forest who refused to heed evacuation orders. This ticks me off more than anything else. If you're told to leave and you say no, you'd better not come crying for help when the fire shows up on your doorstep.

Emergency personnel have enough to deal with. They shouldn't have to bail out stubborn/arrogant fools who ignore evacuation orders. Just stick them on the dead/unaccounted for list and if they show up alive after the fire, great, and if they don't - oh well they made their choice. It may seem callous, but it's no more cruel than expecting first responders to needlessly risk their lives rescuing a lunkhead who cared more about his property than his life and those of his would-be rescuers.
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