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Postby Sarah Simon » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:36 pm

So, plenty of info about Pyramid Mtn fire and evacs near Cascade/Manitou, but does anyone have more info on fire seen from FairPlay that appears to be on Leadville side of Mosquito Pass ???
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Re: Fires

Postby lcarreau » Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:00 am

Oh .... another wildfire in Colorado ? Crudos goes out to all the firefighters having to battle these stubborn hot blazes ... no laughing matter.

There's another burning in Estes Park.

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Re: Fires

Postby mconnell » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:46 am

The news just briefly mentioned a fire between Leadville and Copper Mountain. The didn't say much and I missed how large it is.
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Re: Fires

Postby mconnell » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:49 am

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Re: Fires

Postby spiritualspatula » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:01 am

Yeah, saw that one start up Saturday.
Inciweb is seeming like the most reliable and accurate source for many fires. I discovered it after tracking the High Park fire, since I live up in Fort Collins.
http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2939/

ETA: It's called the Treasure fire.
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Re: Fires

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Re: Fires

Postby mconnell » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:48 pm

Since both Sarah and I live within a couple of miles of that fire, we are definitely watching it.
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Re: Fires

Postby Sarah Simon » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:25 am

Current refugee count at my house:

3 men (including local climber many of us know!)
5 dogs
2 cats
2 teenagers
A dozen alpacas (with more on the way)

And husband's volunteer engine is primed for call-up to protect structures.

Fast times in our sleepy little village!

I return to Colorado from Utah business trip tonight to help manage the circus!
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Re: Fires

Postby lcarreau » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:26 am

mconnell wrote:Since both Sarah and I live within a couple of miles of that fire, we are definitely watching it.


Yeah, I was just looking at a map. We just had a thunderstorm pass over our area ... May the force be with you ..

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I return to Colorado from Utah business trip tonight to help manage the circus!


Most circuses contain moments of intense drama and suspense .... be careful out there !
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Re: Fires

Postby Enkidu » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:40 am

Sarah Simon wrote:Current refugee count at my house:

3 men (including local climber many of us know!)
5 dogs
2 cats
2 teenagers
A dozen alpacas (with more on the way)

And husband's volunteer engine is primed for call-up to protect structures.

Fast times in our sleepy little village!

I return to Colorado from Utah business trip tonight to help manage the circus!


Take care, hope it all works out.
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Re: Fires

Postby Sarah Simon » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:32 am

Thanks for the well wishes whitetail... Boarding my flight and a bit spooked about what I might see from the air on the approach!
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Re: Fires

Postby mconnell » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:01 am

Sarah - I just wanted to offer my thanks to you and your husband for taking care of others, both through opening your home and your husband's volunteer work. People like you and your husband are among the heroes of this.
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Re: Fires

Postby Bark Eater » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:56 pm

Hey, Colorado folks. Just wanted to send out some positive vibes and hopes that everything will turn out all right for you. This much fire activity this early in the summer just sucks. There is no other way to describe it. Here's hoping for some rain and cooler temperatures for you all very soon!
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Re: Fires

Postby Sarah Simon » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:10 pm

mconnell wrote:Sarah - I just wanted to offer my thanks to you and your husband for taking care of others, both through opening your home and your husband's volunteer work. People like you and your husband are among the heroes of this.


:-) I appreciate that. :-) It's good to help friends & community. It just comes naturally. Having someone's stuff in your refrigerator or their dog sleeping on your floor is a small "inconvenience" compared to what our evac'd friends are going through. And...heck, the dozen or so alpacas are keeping the pasture grass trimmed and fertilized. ;-)
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Re: Fires

Postby Sarah Simon » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:26 pm

A few temporary household denizens:

1. Evac'd Akita from Centennial / Garden of the Gods area:

http://twitpic.com/a1hwaa

2. Cannot count the Alpacas...they are from Monument/Tri-Lakes west of I-25:

http://twitpic.com/a1h43d
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