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Old 06-17-2013, 09:32 AM
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This will be my memory of the fire...

On Tuesday evening, my wife and kids drove to a park/playground which sits up high on the NW side of town overlooking black forest. The smoke plume was incredible and we were watching the helicopters and planes fly around. We would occasionally see a huge fire erupt. I am sure that these were houses. Every 5 minutes or so we would see another fire, and another, and another..

Truly heartbreaking.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:34 PM
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We were let back home yesterday - zero damage, no smoke/water/freezer issues. The power had gone off for a few hours, I have determined. We have power now, but no natural gas. I borrowed a 15 gal. elec water heater today from a neighbor and plumbed it in where my washing machine hoses tap into the system. Works great, but not much capacity. This was my father's day gift to myself: a hot shower.

It was cool-ish today and we got .15" of rain (total) in two installments - I'm sure it rained over the burn area.

The gas company guy we met yesterday said they have to isolate all the gas legs with melted plastic gas pipe on them and then replumb around them to let us get gas. This could take a while. There's a huge fleet of Black Hills energy trucks parked in the Black Forest - perhaps 20 were parked and many were in the field. Those guys are working long shifts.
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How about the West Fork Fire down in SW Colorado.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...e-complex-fire

It's at 30,000 acres (6/21/13), zero containment, the whole town of South Fork is evacuated. Fire made a 7 mile run in one day. This and the fire in South Platte are why it's so hazy in Denver now.







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Old 06-21-2013, 03:22 PM
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^ That's from Del Norte!
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Our family bought a cabing atthe confluence of little squaw creek and the rio grand in the 1920. (papoosa fire) still waiting to see iff it's there, As of saturday morning it was but no word since. The pine beatle kill down there was amazing. we knew it was only a matter of time.

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How about the West Fork Fire down in SW Colorado.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...e-complex-fire

It's at 30,000 acres (6/21/13), zero containment, the whole town of South Fork is evacuated. Fire made a 7 mile run in one day. This and the fire in South Platte are why it's so hazy in Denver now.







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Wow - mother nature's way of iradicating the pine bark beetle is pretty fierce!
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