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Colorado Springs Fires - 32,000 people have been evacuated
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Posted on 06/26/2012 8:00:18 PM PDT by nuconvert

This is the Waldo Canyon fire. Winds grew to 65mph this afternoon and the fire went over the fire-breaks.

The Air Force Academy and surrounding neighborhood have been evacuated.

Interstare I-25 has been closed north of Colorado SPrings in order to allow local people use the highway to evacuate.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; coloradosprings; fire; usafa; vanity; waldocanyon; wildfires
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1 posted on 06/26/2012 8:00:23 PM PDT by nuconvert
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Colorado Springs Photos on Flickr
2 posted on 06/26/2012 8:03:24 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: nuconvert

My daughter, her husband, and their dog are among the 32,000. Pray for all the evacuees.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 8:03:41 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: nuconvert

The pictures of home burning on the edge of Colorado Springs that they are showing on the weather channel are terrible.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 8:03:56 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: nuconvert
Waldo Canyon Fire - Tuesday 6-26 5:50pm
5 posted on 06/26/2012 8:04:59 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

It’s worse than those pictures are showing


6 posted on 06/26/2012 8:05:50 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: KC Burke

Yes. The fire is stretched out for what looks like a mile or more and it looks like it’s coming down into neighborhoods.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 8:08:44 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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I have a lot of relatives and friends in the Springs. My sister posted a picture on facebook of the fire from the Citadel Mall and it was scary. My niece, who lives on the West side of 25 has been evacuated. My sister said there is ash everywhere and everything smells like smoke. Close friends live near the zoo/Cheyenne mt and I'm really concerned about them. I'm there 3 to 4 times a year, and it's so sad to see what is happening. I wish I knew how to post pictures on here. The picture of the fire from the mall is so scary.
8 posted on 06/26/2012 8:09:22 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: nuconvert

Terrible. So sorry for those folks.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 8:09:50 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Jemian

praying for your family.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 8:10:02 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: nuconvert

I’m so screwed-arriving in Colorado Springs for vacation July 8. Oh, well-as long as The Loop is serving those Grande Margaritas, I’ll be OK!

Prayers for everyone there. I have very fond memories of my last visit to CS.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 8:12:15 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: pollywog

This is so sad. So many families affected because of this horrible arson. These fires are all arson.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 8:12:47 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Linda Frances

I haven’t heard anything about the zoo. However, one of the evacuation sites is a Cheyenne Mtn school, so I would think that area is okay


13 posted on 06/26/2012 8:12:56 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

we are losing many houses tonight.

there is no end game at this time.

firefighters from pueblo and denver on the way, but it is a fire storm.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 8:13:27 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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They are calling it a firestorm of epic proportions


15 posted on 06/26/2012 8:14:51 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

zoo is ok right now


16 posted on 06/26/2012 8:15:13 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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If the Waldo Canyon fire has come this far down hill and east with the southeast winds caused by outflow boundaries from isolated and largely dry storm cells , what in hell has happened to Woodland Park?


17 posted on 06/26/2012 8:17:59 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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Thanks


18 posted on 06/26/2012 8:18:10 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: KC Burke; redlegplanner

“what in hell has happened to Woodland Park?”

I don’t know. Maybe redlegplanner can answer that


19 posted on 06/26/2012 8:21:12 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: KC Burke

prevailing wind has kept it at the mouth of ute pass and north of hwy 24

As I understand the plan, if it gets into the pass, they are not going to try and stop it in the pass - i.e green mountain falls, cascade etc will be sacrificed.

they will try and block east / south of woodland park


20 posted on 06/26/2012 8:22:25 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: nuconvert

We were in CS about 2 weeks ago. They had an unbelievable hail storm. It did $2800 damage to my husbands truck. The hail near the Citidal Mall was as high as the cars. We were there the day after the storm and the hail was still there; it looked like 6 ft of snow fell.

You think God is trying to tell this country something? I see there are fires all over the country.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 8:23:14 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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Please pray for my friends...just lost his Mom’s home near Garden of the gods and fire is nearing his brothers home... they are real close to loosing 2 homes!


22 posted on 06/26/2012 8:23:25 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: pollywog

Thanks.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 8:24:54 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Dallas59

Is there directions somewhere to tell me how to post a picture here?


24 posted on 06/26/2012 8:25:52 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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Praying. Any signs of rescue efforts? Are they trying to put down the fire with air support?


25 posted on 06/26/2012 8:26:35 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: flowergirl

Prayers


26 posted on 06/26/2012 8:27:11 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: nuconvert

“The Forest Service is on a mission to set the clock back to zero and the urgency couldn’t be greater, Tom Tidwell said. The plan calls for accelerating restoration programs — everything from prescribed fire and mechanical thinning — by 20 percent each year in key areas that are facing the greatest danger of a catastrophic fire.

This year’s target: 4 million acres. The budget: About $1 billion”

source: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765583146/US-wildfires-fuel-urgency-for-forest-restoration.html


27 posted on 06/26/2012 8:29:00 PM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: marygonzo

This is so sad. So many families affected because of this horrible arson. These fires are all arson.

I think it is mostly because of the lack of controlled fires you folks decided on when you voted in your representatives. I think it is stupid for states not to have controlled fires. Had you not voted for stupid people the fires may have happened but not nearly as bad. I feel bad for the people but hopefully they learn to be more careful in their voting.


28 posted on 06/26/2012 8:29:25 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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Our daughter just texted the message....”the Flying W is about to burn” Said fire is only 5% contained. They are an hour north at Roxburough Park. Praying for the safety of those in the path of the fire.


29 posted on 06/26/2012 8:29:25 PM PDT by Pure Country (“I’ve noticed that every person that is for abortion has already been born.” -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Linda Frances

God said things were going to change and they will never go back to old way. So, yes, God is changing and punishing this country for its foolishness and sins.


30 posted on 06/26/2012 8:30:09 PM PDT by Buddygirl (Just about all Democrats are (blank). You fill in the blank!)
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To: Jemian

My daughter who lives near Jackson Park just evacuated her home.


31 posted on 06/26/2012 8:30:09 PM PDT by spiderfern
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“These fires are all arson.”

I wonder if this is forest fire jihad?

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/01/islamic-jihadists-claim-they-set-nevada-forest-fires.html


32 posted on 06/26/2012 8:30:53 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: marygonzo
This is so sad. So many families affected because of this horrible arson. These fires are all arson.

The High Park Fire near Fort Collins was started by lightning, as many wildfires are.

Seems to be no cause determined yet for this fire.

33 posted on 06/26/2012 8:31:39 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: nuconvert

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34 posted on 06/26/2012 8:32:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Pure Country

flying W is, sadly, gone


35 posted on 06/26/2012 8:32:12 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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“the Flying W is about to burn”

I believe the owner said that it has burned to the ground


36 posted on 06/26/2012 8:32:24 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thank you


37 posted on 06/26/2012 8:33:10 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Jemian

My daughter, her husband, and their dog are among the 32,000. Pray for all the evacuees

They got out and that is the good thing....Prayers to those who did NOT get out. Those are the folks who need it desperately. I feel for those who are going to lose their lives....things can be rebuilt, but lives cannot be replaced. Huge insurance money is coming into Colorado for sure.


38 posted on 06/26/2012 8:33:28 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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FWIW, approximately 20-25 fires caused by arson in teller and park county in the past week.


39 posted on 06/26/2012 8:33:54 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: Strategerist

Flagstaff fire in Boulder was started by lightning today.


40 posted on 06/26/2012 8:34:44 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Dear Linda- Isaiah 5:20 The Lord God is just- I’m not judging you guys are having fires and we had serious water last August (Irene)


41 posted on 06/26/2012 8:34:54 PM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Buddygirl

Unwise conduct brings about its own punishment. Hail happens no matter what people do, but wildfires are worse because of supposed green forest management policies.


42 posted on 06/26/2012 8:35:25 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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To: Buddygirl
So, yes, God is changing and punishing this country for its foolishness and sins.

A bit baffling how something completely routine and normal needs God's wrath for an explanation.

And a bit odd to single out one of the most religious cities in the country, suggesting poor aim.

43 posted on 06/26/2012 8:35:52 PM PDT by Strategerist
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Prayers ascending.


44 posted on 06/26/2012 8:35:52 PM PDT by Jemian
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not sure of rescue efforts ...thanks for praying
here is a photo his brother took as he left his Mom’s home


45 posted on 06/26/2012 8:37:02 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: nuconvert

This is a ranch, according to Google. It almost sounded like a gas station.


46 posted on 06/26/2012 8:37:23 PM PDT by raccoonnookkeeper (I keep raccoons in a nook!)
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https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s480x480/484630_4169288761168_1916684232_n.jpg


47 posted on 06/26/2012 8:37:58 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: napscoordinator

Actually, these fires are not caused by arson. Nearly all of the ones that are burning right now were caused by lightning. It is extremely dry and hot so that is making it very challenging but for now, they have been started by natural causes.


48 posted on 06/26/2012 8:38:47 PM PDT by luv2ski
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Prayers. Fortunately my family is east of the 25. Being from California, I am used to fires but it is always scary. Please be assured people are praying for you and yours. There is a big prayer meeting going on in Colorado Springs tonight.
49 posted on 06/26/2012 8:39:33 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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amen

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/aug/06/nation/na-court-roads6


50 posted on 06/26/2012 8:40:08 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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