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    Colorado wildfires

    I have a nephew at the Air Force Academy and here are a few pictures he posted of the sky at Colorado Springs
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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    Here's some I posted in another thread:

    From Dillards: 1790 Briargate Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO



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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    From Flying W Ranch area:



    It's a sad day for the Flying W Ranch. With much sadness we have to report that the Flying W Ranch as well as several homes in the Mountain Shadows area has infact been burned to the ground. We ask that in this sad time that you remember the Flying W and the Wolfe family who has owned and operated the Flying W Ranch since 1953.

    If you have made an online reservation or a deposit your money will be refunded at a later date when we have had a chance to gather our thoughts. We ask that you pray for all the families within the area and asure you we will rebuild.

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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    So I've had a trip planned to Colorado Springs in August for a while now. Anyone know much longer these fires are going to last?



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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    Quote Originally Posted by St810s View Post
    So I've had a trip planned to Colorado Springs in August for a while now. Anyone know much longer these fires are going to last?
    Their initial date (rough, hopeful plan) for containment was July 16 but that was before this latest shift that brought the fire into the city. It's dry, hot, and windy. Things don't look good for a quick containment in my non-expert opinion.

    I have a stop planned to the area as well. Might have to modify them and head somewhere else for those few days.




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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    We have some family friends that were headed out there soon. Haven't talked to them but I HIGHLY doubt that will happen.

    Hopefully they can protect the rest of the town, academy and Olympic Training Center.



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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Here's some I posted in another thread:

    From Dillards: 1790 Briargate Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO



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    It's one thing to see pictures. I would imagine actually seeing this view in person would be terrifying.


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    I had a friggin asthma attack this morning. I hadn't had one of those since high school. Luckily i have an old inhaler that expired in July of last year, but was better than nothing. Now have to run to an urgent care to get a current one, as the smoke in Co Springs, Boulder or Fort Collins aint going anywhere.
    This is necessary for nature to do. It is part of a forest life cycle, it just sucks when it is in your backyard.


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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    If they're hoping for July 16 containment, that entire town is going to end up getting burned to the ground. Especially if Flying W has burned down already.


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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    It's one thing to see pictures. I would imagine actually seeing this view in person would be terrifying.
    my sister lives in the Springs and she hasn't been evaced yet but she is ready to go and said its real "spooky"


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    Quote Originally Posted by cloneswereall View Post
    If they're hoping for July 16 containment, that entire town is going to end up getting burned to the ground. Especially if Flying W has burned down already.
    Pretty sure the July 16 date was thrown out the window once 65MPH winds drove the fire into town.




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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    I wouldn't count on any of these fires being out any time before August. Could happen with some of them, but until the weather cools down and rain happens (which is highly unlikely at this point), it's going to be more of the same.



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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    The Colorado Springs fire (Waldo Canyon Fire) jumped from ~6,000 acres to over 15,000 acres yesterday alone.




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    Re: Colorado wildfires

    Quote Originally Posted by St810s View Post
    So I've had a trip planned to Colorado Springs in August for a while now. Anyone know much longer these fires are going to last?
    Monsoon's should start in Mid July, so that'll put a damper (pun intended) on the fires. If you like charred forests and muddy rivers, CO should be glorious later this summer and fall.

    It's going to be a long couple of weeks until it rains here. Last night it tried in Durango, but instead we got about a tenth of an inch on rain and a couple hundred lightning strikes.



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