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For those wanting to donate to the Colorado Wildfires

Jun 27th, 2012, 05:23 PM
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For those wanting to donate to the Colorado Wildfires

Contact information for organizations needing donations in the wake of the fires:

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/27/us...western-fires/
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Jun 27th, 2012, 05:53 PM
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I remember your recent slide show and still plan to do Crags trail sometime this summer or fall. Is your family in the area?
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Jun 27th, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Yes. I currently live in Australia, but Colorado Springs is my hometown and most of my family is there.

Enjoy Crags (if it survives).
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Jun 27th, 2012, 06:09 PM
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Sending the best to your family. Hopefully they and their homes are safe.

Weather is cooler this evening so that should aid in the firefighting tonight.
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Jun 27th, 2012, 06:42 PM
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Back at you wtm003. Cheers.
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Jun 28th, 2012, 09:17 AM
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We found out yesterday a co-worker lost his home near CO Springs. Second friend we know who has lost a home to wildfire this season.

No rain in sight. It's going to be a rough summer.

Stay safe, everyone!
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Jun 28th, 2012, 03:31 PM
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A fast-moving rain and hailstorm just passed through Boulder; cleared the air, but now there's a new smoke plume north of the Flatirons. Argh. Helicopter just flew over it, so maybe they'll hit it immediately.
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Jun 28th, 2012, 05:00 PM
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A friend sent this link of aerial photos taken by the local newspaper in Denver, which gives some insight into the destruction.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured...ce=rsshomeblog
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Jul 1st, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Topping this for those who might have missed it.

As of today, The Waldo Canyon fire is 45% contained. It's burned 17,659 acres and 346 homes have been lost.

There have been two reported deaths, thousands of evacuations and hundreds of displaced pets, not to mention the wildlife.

Here's a 5 day timelapse video of the Waldo Canyon fire, which began eight days ago. The video is long, but compelling, particularly at the 7 minute and 11.5 minute marks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBA7eHY022k&sns=fb
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