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Old 06-24-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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Waldo canyon fire

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This sot shows part os Rampart rangw rd. and the tower just below rhe closed sooting range


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Old 06-24-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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I just found out about this fire yesterday through my friends Facebook updates. I left COS 5 days ago for my AK trip which means I departed right before the announcement. I'm currently in the middle of Canada and the only communication I have are payphones and Wi-Fi hot spots.

My apartment is across the street from the Centennial and Fillmore evac boundary. Luckily, I had some friends in town to persuade the complex into letting them into my apartment and garage to collect my belongings. My only stressor was my other bike. I just picked up a brand new FZ8 back in March. The fire can have my electronics, furniture, and clothes, JUST SAVE THE OTHER BIKE!

It's safe. I have renters insurance so I'm not worried about the other things. The bike only has liability.

If Canada wasn't so beautiful to keep my mind distracted, I would've drove off a cliff by now.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
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yeah!


Finally some good news!!!
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:41 PM   #6
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Woo hoo! That's fantastic news! So happy for you!
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #7
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That's awesome! I hope there is not too much smoke and water damage. Crazy to see what burned and what did not.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:45 AM   #8
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that's awesome Dave!

I was watching the news footage showing the homes that didn't make it right next to ones that survived - total crapshoot where the embers fell.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:13 AM   #9
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That's great!

My ex's mom and sister live on Oak Valley Drive off Allegheny (Rockrimmon area). They evacuated but it's not nearly as close to them as it was to you.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #10
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Really happy for you and sad for those who weren't so lucky.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #11
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Our home is in a great, tight-knit, close neighborhood. Barb and I are very sad for the losses suffered by all our friends in the Parkside neighborhood of Mountain Shadows. It is a mixed blessing to be a survivor. A very sad day for many.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #12
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Nature doing what nature does......
If only that were true. But this one was started by a person - intentionally or not, by a person. No lightening that day (last Saturday).

But with the condition of our local forests, your point is well taken. It was only a matter of time before this happened natually.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #13
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Glad your home survived. That looked damn close and somewhat random.

Am I the only one who is really dumbfounded by seeing so many homes with green yards surrounding piles of grey ash?
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:08 AM   #14
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Glad your home survived. That looked damn close and somewhat random.

Am I the only one who is really dumbfounded by seeing so many homes with green yards surrounding piles of grey ash?
My understanding was the firefighters would go in and they'd see a house or group of houses they could save so they fought for the houses they could save and had to let the other ones burn.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:17 AM   #15
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The initial response to the firestorm that swept into the neighborhood was about 20 trucks, They immediately called for 50 more trucks, by morning there were 100 trucks. It came in so fast and with such overwhelming force that houses were instantly involved and consumed. The fighters could only start fighting to keep the next in line from going up. Alas, 346 homes were lost. If that 65 mph wind had continued, it would have been A LOT worse. If the wind had abated sooner it could have been better. It was all up to Ma Nature how the dice were rolled.
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