It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by ManicDepresive1
Hey, Just got back from the Air Acadamey, the wind is getting bad and the fire is on the back side of the mountain right behind the A.F.A.. Thats were Crystola and Woodland park are. We could see right up into Rockrimmon/Centenial area and could see structures / trees burning. The wind started to whip the smoke so bad visability drop to almost nothing, I can see how hard it would be to dispatch crews when you cant even see the mountain cause of heavy smoke. Ash is falling everywhere I ate a lot. Yummy . I-25 was moving pretty good.
So people understand this can get worse, trees are everywhere here in C.S. , meaning the fire has a freeway to the the heavy populated areas.
Originally posted by SheeplFlavoredAgain
My thoughts and prayers are with the people and the animals in the affected areas. As an animal lover I feel horrible knowing this is the time of year the animals are having and raising their babies. It must be a terrifying time for them and the photo of that injured deer confirms some of my fears about the fate of Colorado's beautiful wildlife. I hope that people aren't separated from their pets, too, or losing them as the outdoor ones run off. I have many rescue cats and a large dog and I don't know how hard it would be on us in an evacuation situation and I hope I never find out because I suspect it would be a nightmare. I can't imagine what people with horses and other large animals are going through.
And of course the sight of people's homes and special gathering places being burnt to the ground is very saddening. I'm truly sad to read of not just homes being lost but some of you losing places where you marked your special events.
To the people from other countries who think the topic is self centered, go back over the old posts about disasters in UK, Australia, Japan, Chile, and New Zealand to name just a few and see all the posts of concern from USA ATS members.
Originally posted by harryhaller
Originally posted by CrimsonKapitalbut we didn't make a thread about it did we?
Actually there were a whole bunch of threads, where people from all over the world were really supportive and sympathic. Just search for Australia wildfires, Australia floods, etc.
Now stop being a twat please.