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Jman4321
06-26-2012, 08:00 PM
Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and now Boulder. After experiencing the lake of fire season in California once I'm somewhat used to this, but it's still scary shit. Is anyone else here dealing with it in the state?

TheWatcher
06-26-2012, 08:11 PM
I don't remember there being *any* fires when I lived in Boulder, but that was years ago. We just had to deal with hurricane force winds and heavy rain. I don't think this is business as usual.

Global warming?

Jman4321
06-26-2012, 08:23 PM
It's been incredibly dry since May and over 100 in the area for the past week, essentially. I think it's rained about 5 times in the past year too. Add some typical lightning storms and its a disaster waiting to happen. The Boulder fire is getting fairly close to the city itself now.

sbessiso
06-26-2012, 08:26 PM
post some crazy ass pictures!

https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/303620_491875227496066_247818557_n.jpg

Jman4321
06-26-2012, 08:29 PM
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site36/2012/0516/20120516_014654_cd16hewlettfire1.jpg

Near Fort Collins

Jman4321
06-26-2012, 08:31 PM
http://i.usatoday.net/weather/_photos/2012/06/24/Toll-from-Colorado-wildfire-raised-to-248-homes-6M1O1UOA-x-large.jpg

The horizons have been sufficiently eerie.

Tubesock Shakur
06-26-2012, 08:35 PM
So fucking devistating watching friends and clients homes go up in flames. I have been in many of these homes in co. Springs. It's insane watching entire neighborhoods burn.

Tubesock Shakur
06-26-2012, 08:35 PM
It may burn the air force academy.

Tubesock Shakur
06-26-2012, 08:37 PM
1000s of homes have burned.

Somewhat Damaged
06-26-2012, 08:38 PM
Is Red Rocks going to be safe? I know some people who are supposed to see My Morning Jacket there.

Alchemy
06-26-2012, 08:39 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_BXt6JV7ykZo/TS0z2wRsJlI/AAAAAAAAADg/uHC77KF-OLk/s1600/dantes-peak.jpg

Tubesock Shakur
06-26-2012, 08:39 PM
If we don't get rain by August......

Alchemy
06-26-2012, 08:40 PM
It may burn the air force academy.

:(

I visited this place once, because I really had to go to the bathroom, and I said, "Let's just stop at that pointy building over there." We ended up staying and looking around. It was a nice surprise.

Tubesock Shakur
06-26-2012, 08:40 PM
I may have to evacuate to AZ. Noooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tubesock Shakur
06-26-2012, 08:42 PM
The city of boulder is on the hit list.

Jman4321
06-26-2012, 08:42 PM
I don't think anything fire-wise is near Red Rocks.

Jman4321
06-26-2012, 08:51 PM
Yeah, the Colorado Springs one looks terrible. 32,000 evacuated and it's only been going for 4 days. The Boulder one sparked today and went from 6 to almost 300 acres in an hour. The entire city is blanketed with smoke, in an ironic twist of fate for the CU students who have been attempting this for years.

nyarlathotoats
06-26-2012, 08:55 PM
I may have to evacuate to AZ. Noooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome from sheriff Joe & Jan brewer!

Jman4321
06-26-2012, 08:56 PM
http://director.mercurynews.com/p.php?a=JSQgNmRveGdiY3lnYDQyJWh6cSs8Oz8uPjY5LTcmNz kiPjgmJjo%2FMTonNyMoMScyJiMrPDs%3D&m=1340770973

Colorado Springs

Grandma
06-26-2012, 09:00 PM
http://cdn.leganerd.com/wp-content/uploads/LEGANERD_046634.jpg

Mugwog
06-26-2012, 09:10 PM
That is a whole lot of homes and summer weed farms that have gone up in flames.....Hate to imagine the aftermath, areas of California are still scarred from the fires a few years ago.

gaypalmsprings
06-26-2012, 09:12 PM
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/06/24/Wildfire_AP120624025314_620x350.jpg

gaypalmsprings
06-26-2012, 09:14 PM
http://crimeshots.com/ColoradoSecurityCamGun.jpg

marooko
06-26-2012, 09:15 PM
Rich white people - Non story.

Jman4321
06-26-2012, 09:32 PM
That is a whole lot of homes and summer weed farms that have gone up in flames.....Hate to imagine the aftermath, areas of California are still scarred from the fires a few years ago.

There were only a few minor ones--so to speak--in northern California. However they are still completely barren. I haven't really seen any areas in southern California that were affected but I can imagine.

TheWatcher
06-26-2012, 09:41 PM
Hmmm... the Boulder fire is getting close to my old neighborhood.

Jman4321
06-26-2012, 09:43 PM
It hasn't entered the city yet but who knows.

gaypalmsprings
06-27-2012, 05:07 AM
http://a57.foxnews.com/www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/0/0/062712_burninghomescolo1_20120627_031600.jpg

Miroir Noir
06-27-2012, 07:10 AM
We're burning up here, too . . . except our fires were started, in part, by idiots discharging their firearms into brush.

casey
06-27-2012, 07:14 AM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/396927_482687205079120_1685751888_n.jpg

Tubesock Shakur
06-27-2012, 07:54 AM
https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/205272_3890328150865_430200776_n.jpg

HowToDisappear
06-27-2012, 07:55 AM
On our trip to CO two years ago, we were so impressed with its beauty. At the same time, we Californians fear wildfire, so we were quite concerned by the mountainsides covered in dead lodgepole pines (damn pine bark beetle). Wildfires are so devastating, and I remarked to my husband that if these things ever go up in flames it will be a holocaust of biblical proportions. I sincerely hope that's not what happening now, and that there will be no loss of life. Everyone in the firezone, stay safe, please.

canexplain
06-27-2012, 08:01 AM
Well I am really no where near the fires themselves but it't pretty sucky all in all. My gals house is about 3 miles from the Co springs fire. The Boulder fire is about 30 miles away. On our way home thru town yesterday we saw a fire in Aurora that just started that was about a football size fire but they must have put it out. Scew people that say global warming is a hoax. cr****

marooko
06-27-2012, 08:55 AM
Were you driving through town?

Aphxtwinin
06-27-2012, 09:02 AM
Is Red Rocks going to be safe? I know some people who are supposed to see My Morning Jacket there.

yea RR will be fine for now, hope it all ends soon. My friends house is in the pre-evac zone in Boulder and I drove through the High Lands Park fire on my way back from Yellowstone a couple weeks ago. It smells like BBQ here in Denver.
https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/412773_10100595874689328_171123578_o.jpg

SepaGroove
06-27-2012, 09:02 AM
When I still lived with my parents we almost had to be evacuated from our house when Southern California was on fire a few years ago. That pretty much sucked.

Stay safe guys.

lehorne
06-27-2012, 09:03 AM
https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/205272_3890328150865_430200776_n.jpg

not the first time people have had sex thinking death was nigh

Tubesock Shakur
06-27-2012, 09:13 AM
https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/563866_10150999779451600_874039081_n.jpg

algunz
06-27-2012, 09:21 AM
My good friend is a volunteer fireman in Washington state. They flew him out there this weekend. He's in the middle of that shit. :nono

Aphxtwinin
06-27-2012, 09:27 AM
I can't imagine being in a firestorm like that in 100+ degree weather. It's been soo dry and hot here

JustSteve
06-27-2012, 10:24 AM
Well I am really no where near the fires themselves but it't pretty sucky all in all. My gals house is about 3 miles from the Co springs fire. The Boulder fire is about 30 miles away. On our way home thru town yesterday we saw a fire in Aurora that just started that was about a football size fire but they must have put it out. Scew people that say global warming is a hoax. cr****

mother nature needs to do a little spring cleaning like this every once in awhile, only problem is that people now live in the areas that end up burning.

nahuatldream
06-27-2012, 12:04 PM
Our friends live in Colorado Springs, but they're on the opposite side of I-25, so safe, but they've posted some crazy pictures. Sad.

marooko
06-27-2012, 12:12 PM
mother nature needs to do a little spring cleaning like this every once in awhile, only problem is that people now live in the areas that end up burning.

Does FEMA do anything about fires, or just Hurricanes?

Jman4321
06-27-2012, 01:11 PM
The Boulder fire, while still under no containment, is doing somewhat better. It reduced its area overnight and they have a federal team working on it now. It's 1.5 miles from town though. I have some friends in the pre-evacuation zone too. It's a really pretty area, so here's hoping.