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Originally posted by Earthscum
reply to post by greeneyedleo
Just getting to watching the news, saw pictures of Denver. That's crazy. FC sits in a wierd area, so we've just watched the stream of smoke all day. It looks like everything south of Loveland is getting the smoke. Should say to you to be safe, also. One evacuee girl they interviewed said something that made me sad: (paraphrase) "The ranch was my safe place, and it's not safe anymore".
I wish I could shake Hickenlooper's hand when this is all over, though. The way he handled the press conference this morning made me proud... No bull, it's NOT a good morning, sorry, this is the situation, and it's not good, no fluff, and one of the most sincere condolences I've ever seen on TV.
I grew up in Wyoming, boyscouts, mountain family, all that. I learned all about fire as a kid, and have been in a couple situations close to forest fires, as well as plains fires (grass fires). Some friends and I were repelling at Vedauwoo ("vee-da-voo"... without looking it up, I think it's a German name) and came across a fire that my buddy and I hauled off to the fire station to report. Drove alongside a fire once as a kid. It was really weird looking through the trees and seeing so much fire.
Anyways, it was kind of a trip today to realize that I kind of understand how people near a volcano feel when it starts to spit smoke. That fire is on the move... I imagine people feel the same kind of anticipation about ash and lava.edit on 10-6-2012 by Earthscum because: (no reason given)
National Fire Activity Initial attack activity: Light (89 new fires)
New large fires: 3(*)
Large fires contained: 2
Uncontained large fires: ** 17
Area Command Teams committed: 0
NIMOs committed: 1
Type 1 IMTs committed: 3
Type 2 IMTs committed: 3 .
**Uncontained large fires include only fires being managed under a full suppression strategy.