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High Park fire

Colorado wildfires and flooding
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Re: High Park fire

Postby birdsall » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:46 am

I wonder if the 7 month old pregnant woman that can't sleep very well because she's on a cot that was mentioned in the post today cares that people have to deal with a little bit of smoke.

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Re: High Park fire

Postby jdorje » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:48 am

TheOtherIndian wrote:
ajkagy wrote:Latest release says 5% containment

They said yesterday that it was limited (they didn't use the word contained) on the southwest (upwind) and southeast (reservoir) sides. I'm guessing the 5% is in the easy directions.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby Bean » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:49 am

birdsall wrote:I wonder if the 7 month old pregnant woman that can't sleep very well because she's on a cot that was mentioned in the post today cares that people have to deal with a little bit of smoke.

I wonder if people are allowed to be concerned with or even comment on things that directly affect them without mentioning every single impact of an event.

Oh wait, no I don't.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby ajkagy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:52 am

TheOtherIndian wrote:Latest release says 5% containment

http://www.co.larimer.co.us/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=1534


that's at least something, I think the biggest factor will be the winds and how gusty they get in the afternoon.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby George James » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:22 am

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Re: High Park fire

Postby plantmandan » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:23 am

Condolences to the family of the woman who perished in this fire. The real tragedy of natural disasters is the loss of life.

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Re: High Park fire

Postby birdsall » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:24 am

Bean wrote:
birdsall wrote:I wonder if the 7 month old pregnant woman that can't sleep very well because she's on a cot that was mentioned in the post today cares that people have to deal with a little bit of smoke.

I wonder if people are allowed to be concerned with or even comment on things that directly affect them without mentioning every single impact of an event.

Oh wait, no I don't.


you're absolutely right. It's a bit amusing, is all.

updated burn map - http://www.co.larimer.co.us/emergency/HighPark_0611_2200.pdf

They really did an amazing job overnight. I'm blown away by their efforts....

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Re: High Park fire

Postby ChrisRoberts » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:44 pm

Looks like the fire is running out of places to go. If the wind stays mellow today they should be abole to up the containment percentage.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby tmathews » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:25 pm

Eep. :shock:

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High Park Fire incident commander says fire likely won't be under control until the fall. #highparkfire

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Re: High Park fire

Postby SilverLynx » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:30 pm

Ugh, I know wildfires are often "natural" but this is just a tragedy. :(
Poor Poudre Canyon. It's saddening to hear that people have been injured and killed. I heard that the Mishawaka has burned down - can anyone confirm this? I am just thankful I got to enjoy driving up the PC a couple of weeks ago. This fire is insane. It was bound to happen, too, given the amount of bark beetle kill in Larimer County.
What's next? RMNP? I sure hope not.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby ajkagy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:56 pm

tmathews wrote:Eep. :shock:

Jeremy Meyer ‏@jpmeyerDPost

High Park Fire incident commander says fire likely won't be under control until the fall. #highparkfire


i find that hard to believe, there is only so much fuel to burn...maybe he was referring to something else?
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Re: High Park fire

Postby RyanSchilling » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:06 pm

ajkagy wrote:
tmathews wrote:Eep. :shock:

Jeremy Meyer ‏@jpmeyerDPost

High Park Fire incident commander says fire likely won't be under control until the fall. #highparkfire


i find that hard to believe, there is only so much fuel to burn...maybe he was referring to something else?


Maybe it's true? I saw that it took a YEAR to finally put the lid on the Honey Prairie fire in Okefenokee Swamp (4/2011-4/2012).

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