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Waldo Canyon Fire (Colorado Springs)

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby newbie08 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:51 pm

Just curious. Besides lightning, what else can naturally cause a fire?

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby ajkagy » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:56 pm

Tommy Dorr wrote:
jsdratm wrote:This is getting out of hand. I used to go hiking in Waldo Canyon quite a bit. Is it time to move further north? :(


Fires happen. It's an important part of nature's cycles.


so that also means people burning trash, starting careless campfires and just generally not heeding any of the red flag warnings and fire bans the state has implemented? Sure there are plenty of fires attributed to natural causes like lightning, but many more due to carelessness. I take it you live in the city as well so you'll never be directly impacted by any fires except for that pesky smoke right?
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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby Tommy Dorr » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:36 pm

ajkagy wrote:
Tommy Dorr wrote:
jsdratm wrote:This is getting out of hand. I used to go hiking in Waldo Canyon quite a bit. Is it time to move further north? :(


Fires happen. It's an important part of nature's cycles.


so that also means people burning trash, starting careless campfires and just generally not heeding any of the red flag warnings and fire bans the state has implemented? Sure there are plenty of fires attributed to natural causes like lightning, but many more due to carelessness. I take it you live in the city as well so you'll never be directly impacted by any fires except for that pesky smoke right?


How it starts isn't the problem. It's the over abundance of fuel as a result from "prevention" that is the problem.

I do live in a city. It's called Manitou Springs. Perhaps you've heard of it if you've been following this fire. My music studio is also here. We are in a volutary evacuation right now. I appreciate your lashing out to make this personal and for your overall concern.
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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby Nightwolf » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:07 pm

They think it's more than 1,000 acres now. Growing quickly.

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby kman » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:14 pm

Yeah, they've adjusted the Pikes Peak Summit House webcam to point in the direction of the fire...interesting perspective.

http://cograilway.com/Summit/summitcam.jpg
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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby Nightwolf » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:30 pm

kman wrote:Yeah, they've adjusted the Pikes Peak Summit House webcam to point in the direction of the fire...interesting perspective.

Its so cloudy from the smoke...can't see much detail on the cams. Same thing from where we are in Palmer Lake.

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby Jim Davies » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:32 pm

It definitely appears to be settling down for the evening now. All of the smoke is now white, unlike the black bursts earlier when large trees would catch.
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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby Jim Davies » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:59 pm

While it's hard to be sure from my viewpoint 15 miles SW, it appears that the east edge of the fire extends north along the ridge between Waldo and Williams canyons from pt 7764. If so, this means that the Waldo Canyon loop trail is all burned by now. :(
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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby Nightwolf » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:13 pm

Currently 2,000 acres with 0% containment per KRDO News.

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby BlueKhan » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:45 am

I heard it was updated to 2500 acres around 11:30PM and a mandatory evacuation for a small NW section of Manitou Springs...North of 24..."Cave of the Winds" area...

I just found this online and don't yet know how set up a link in the latest explorer but check it out on www.gazette.com

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby BlueKhan » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:14 am

s**t! Starting evacuations for all of Manitou....

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Re: Fire in Waldo Canyon

Postby Vermont Mike » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:28 am

This page on the Gazette's site seems to give pretty frequent updates:

http://www.gazette.com/articles/blaze-140753-fire-side.html

Hope everyone stays safe . . . sounds like the firefighters are in quite a battle out there.

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