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Colorado wildfires and flooding
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Re: High Park fire

Postby ajkagy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:08 pm

reinhold wrote:
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).


wow crazy, i guess it could smolder for a long long time, already over 43,000 acres...the dry weather isnt helping at all.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby madbuck » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:08 pm

reinhold wrote:
ajkagy wrote: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).


Yes, such fires can smolder for months...

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Re: High Park fire

Postby mike offerman » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:27 pm

SilverLynx wrote:I heard that the Mishawaka has burned down - can anyone confirm this?



As of last nights fire map, Mishawaka is still half a mile from the fire front. I would also think that if the fire came closer it would be fairly defensible. Their website just says it is closed.

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Re: High Park fire

Postby ChrisRoberts » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:36 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


Expanding that tweet, people are saying he took that out of context. The fire commander meant fire season will continue to fall
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Re: High Park fire

Postby ChrisRoberts » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:40 pm

mike offerman wrote:
SilverLynx wrote:I heard that the Mishawaka has burned down - can anyone confirm this?



As of last nights fire map, Mishawaka is still half a mile from the fire front. I would also think that if the fire came closer it would be fairly defensible. Their website just says it is closed.


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The #Mishawaka Amphitheatre. Taken just a few minutes ago yfrog.com/j2qp7dj #HighParkFire
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Re: High Park fire

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:02 pm

Picture from space of the smoke plume on Sunday at 2:30 pm local, from NASA:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/fires/main/usa/20120611-colorado.html
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Re: High Park fire

Postby Sky » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:04 pm

Just found out that the fire is two miles from the family cabin and expected to be gone by morning.

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Re: High Park fire

Postby Palmyra J » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:09 pm

SilverLynx wrote: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.


RMNP...we will hope not. It has not shown signs of drifting that far South, has it?

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Re: High Park fire

Postby chrismjx » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:46 pm

OneArmSteve wrote:and Chris"MjX" ...since I can not send you a PM....

f**k You Smart Ass!


Dude, its gonna be OK! They're turning the river back on! http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?dd_cd=04&format=gif&period=7&site_no=06752260 \:D/

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Re: High Park fire

Postby tornado » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:11 pm

djkest wrote:They think it was started by lightning strike, but it's odd because it started early Saturday morning most likely.

Is it possible for a lightning strike to start a fire 8 or 10 hours later?


Don't ever think twice about taking every precaution if you think you think lightning's struck around you, especially where you live. A few years ago lightning hit my apt. building, smoldered for about 6 hours and finally caught some insulation in the attic and this was the end result. So yes, a smoldering lightning strike is extremely possible. You just need fuel for it to erupt into something bad after it's smoldered for a while.

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Re: High Park fire

Postby malibutexan07 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:44 pm

Thank y'all for helping to keep me up-to-date on this fire. I'm in Dallas with a lil cuz in Ft. Collins; the details provided in this thread have been very helpful to me.

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Re: High Park fire

Postby matt pierce » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:36 am

Thanks to djkest and all the others who have posted the radio links and pics etc.

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