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Old 06-26-2012, 08:37 PM
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From my friends backyard. Reports of house/structure fires in that area.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:30 PM
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So the winds have shifted north toward the Air Force Academy? Sounds like it is getting worse according to the news article. How close is it to Monument?
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:37 PM
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Currently, as the crow flies, I am probably 10-12 miles from the north edge. I do have I-25 as a fire break. But that is not a fool proof break either. Effing devastating right now. The winds keep shifting, homes are burning, many of which I have worked on. Many folks that I have known for 10-15 years.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:20 PM
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From the link you sent me i heard the fire fiters were turning the lawn sprinklers on to protect the homes. lets hope the supply and pressure can keep up with the demand.

those on wells are sol though.

i told billy about the fire and your predecument and asked if he wanted me to pass on his best and he said YES.

same for TOM TOM
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:47 PM
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From the link you sent me i heard the fire fiters were turning the lawn sprinklers on to protect the homes. lets hope the supply and pressure can keep up with the demand.

those on wells are sol though.

i told billy about the fire and your predecument and asked if he wanted me to pass on his best and he said YES.

same for TOM TOM
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Not many wells, if any over there.
Thanks for your thoughts, and Billy too.
Nobody is giving totals for structures gone, but I would assume at least 100 so far, just knowing the area and seeing the photos.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:56 PM
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Here's hoping for some rain, and soon!

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Old 06-27-2012, 12:27 AM
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Here's hoping for some rain, and soon!
Now the problem is, even though we need the rain, there is no vegetation in the burn area. Flash floods are next. Possibility of tomorrow.
And if the storms are coming in tomorrow, the winds will be erratic as well.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:13 AM
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Barely slept, sun is just starting to come up. I'm expecting 200+ homes to be gone. The historic Flying W Ranch is gone, burned to the ground. High school friend has been the manager there for years. Winds changed direction in a blink of an eye (sorry Jim at 65 mph during a big news/press conference by the city and fire heads of staff. Nothing anyone could do but evac, and run.

This isn't over either, more hot dry windy days in the forecast. Hot embers can spark up my place very quick. Hoping to volunteer at Care and Share food bank today http://careandshare.org/ if anyone wants to donate. My company has been donating and supporting them for about 7 years. Great organization.

My hat is off to all the firefighters and all the support people - police, military, news media, volunteers, everybody.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:47 AM
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I was going to say, I bet you are not getting much sleep.

I am so sorry for everyones loss. It does seem rain and mudsides often follow fires.

I hope your truck is full of fuel and all your things are in order.

Take photos and inventory of what you can not take with you.

Stay safe
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:50 AM
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Where would you go should a evacuation occur?
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