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the ground was hot enough in a Colorado Springs park to burn through an eight year old boy's shoes

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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 11:06 PM
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The ground was hot enough in a Colorado Springs park to burn through an eight year old boy's shoes and cause at least second degree burns on his feet.


www.koaa.com

Firefighters want to know what’s causing the ground to get so hot near Golden Hills Park in the Rockrimmon neighborhood. Battalion Chief, Kent Matthews says, "In my twenty-four years I haven't witnessed this kind of occurrence. So it's unique.”
After the boy was treated and sent to the hospital firefighters took surface readings that showed hard to believe temperatures. According to Chief Matthews, "The highest temperature we got was 800 degrees.
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 7-6-2008 by MsSmartypants]




posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 11:06 PM
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Okay, ATS sleuths, what's going on here?

www.koaa.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 11:18 PM
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The answer was provided in a link at the same page you posted.

Cause of super-heated ground found



What they found has a relatively simple solution according to Kurt Schroeder with Colorado Springs Parks, "What the state representatives indicated to us is that the coal spoil that's been on top of the ground for years and years reacts with the sun, heat of the sun and it spontaneously combusts.”

Because it's coal refuse likely dumped at this spot years ago, the recommendation from geologists is capping it. Crews will dump two feet of fill over the spot to keep the sun causing the coal remnants from igniting again.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 11:43 PM
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Interesting, I live in the area and have not heard about this. Could somebody please post a google earth image of the park, mine is not working? I would be willing to go investigate this personally but I'm gonna need some more information please.



posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 12:22 AM
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And also your header wasnt the header on the article. This was.

"Unexplained ground heat burns boy’s feet"

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posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 12:24 AM
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Unexplained ground heat burns boy's feet

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