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Colorado News

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I'm feeling less worried today. They had a good day with the winds yesterday, and a little bit of rain. Not nearly enough, though. The fire isn't contained, but it isn't spreading either. Part of the panic on Tuesday was because of the wind gust in the Canyon, the fire doubled in size in a short period of time.

Yesterday I posted a picture of a familiar feature of my hometown. Here's a comparison photo of what it's supposed to look like, versus what it looked like on Tuesday:

This is why I paniced!

They didn't know how much faster or farther it would spread. The houses closest to the mountains are still in very precarious situation, and hundreds of homes have been lost. Some of my friends can't return to work because the smoke makes it too treacherous. Air quality is bad because of the ash and smoke. The local YMCA near my parents' house is being used as an evac shelter, so that's a good sign they consider that area a safe zone for now. It is wait and see, but less dire today.

It's been really incredible that despite the devastation, not one life has been lost. The firefighters and emergency response teams have been superb in getting people to safety.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EATNBOOGERS 6/29/2012 4:00PM

    The number of fires this year has been absolutely crazy. The monsoon rains can't get here soon enough.

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    Been praying lots about it. Thank you for sharing the

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 6/29/2012 7:45AM


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DDOORN 6/29/2012 6:14AM

    Hoping and praying for the best for ALL the dry, tinder-prone parts of the USA! There's too much of our country I haven't seen yet...don't go up in smoke yet! :-)


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ANDYLIN90 6/29/2012 3:31AM

    Colorado is one of my favorite states having spent lots of time in the Pagosa Springs and Breckenridge areas. I am so saddened that these fires are so devastating. I will pray for you, your family and your property as you live through this.

My husband is a retired City of Chicago fireman and of course thoughts and prayers are with all those public service people involved in containing these fires.

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VHALKYRIE 6/28/2012 11:20PM

    I found a wildfire map, and was shocked by all the ongoing fires in the west right now!

Comment edited on: 6/28/2012 11:20:47 PM

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MUSHCAT 6/28/2012 11:18PM

    I think all of Colorado Springs and the other areas of the state that are on fire would greatly appreciate our prayers.

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VHALKYRIE 6/28/2012 10:47PM

    CAROLJEAN64: I heard that this is now Colorado's worst wildfire on record in terms of property destruction. :(

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CAROLJEAN64 6/28/2012 10:45PM

    My DS, who now lives in Panama, lived Colorad Springs and her husband is there now. As you can imagine we have be following all the news closely. Last we heard almost 400 homes has been lost, but some people were being allowed back into their homes and businesses.

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VHALKYRIE 6/28/2012 8:35PM

    I thought that myself today when I saw some other pictures. I decided that I'll appreciate the awesome force of nature after all this is over!

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NEILITHICMAN 6/28/2012 8:06PM

    Scary...but an awesome photo though!

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CATLADY52 6/28/2012 5:27PM

    It is amazing that no one has been hurt!

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