Colorado Springs Apocolypse?! Waldo Canyon Wildfire 32,000 Evacuated, Many Houses/Buildings Burned!

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posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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From KKTV web site...Updated
4:30 p.m. June 27

Important Note
Please don't call 911 about the smoke. Agencies are getting flooded with calls and are already responding to the fire.
Estimated Containment Date
Monday July 16th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM

Estimated Size
15,517 acres

Number of personnel
764
Containment
5%

Fuels Involved
Brush, hardwood slash, Mountain shrub, oak, grass, Pinon pine, juniper, Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, spruce, Limber pine, White pine

Fire Behavior
Extreme fire behavior with extreme rates of spread and active surface fire. Increase in fire perimeter along the north and east flanks. Active crown fire with sustained runs. Fire continues to back down toward Highway 24.

Significant Events
Fire activity increased along the entire perimeter due to Red Flag Conditions, wind shifts and Haines Index of 6 (very high). Fire has reached the south side of Rampart Recreation Area and reservior with a burnout being conducted to protect infrastructure. Indirect line location opportunities are being assessed north of Lucky 4 Road. Incident has expanded to include Division D and X based on northwest growth of fire perimeter. An evacuation has been issued by the City of Colorado Springs for Mt Springs, Peregrine and Westwood. At approximately 4 pm the fire progressed west to east in Division Y crossing Queens Canyon and established itself on the east aspect of the Front Range. The evacuation order for Crystal Park subdivision has been lifted and residents allowed to return.

Planned Actions
Improve pipeline easement contingency line south of Woodland Park going east from Hwy 24 and tying into Rampart Recreation Area. Continue to hold Rampart Range Road to prevent fire from moving northeast and east. Continue point protection in Cedar Heights and continue structure protection along the west side of Colorado Springs.

Growth Potential
Extreme


Terrain Difficulty
Extreme




posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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thank you for the report
isnt it wonderful that they can pinpoint containment
3 weeks away..and to the hour!!! wow
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posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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From Wikipedia: "Haines Index is a weather index developed by meteorologist Donald Haines in 1988 that measures the potential for rapid forest fire growth. The index is derived from the stability (temperature difference between different levels of the atmosphere) and moisture content (dew point depression) of the lower atmosphere. These data may be acquired with a radiosonde. The index is calculated over three ranges of atmospheric pressure: low elevation (950-850 millibars (mb)), mid elevation (850-700 mb), and high elevation (700-500 mb).[1]

A Haines index of 6 means a high potential for large fire growth, 5 medium potential, 4 low potential, and anything less than 4 equates to very low potential."



posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 11:34 PM
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Thanks for posting the report as concerning as
it is. I am sending postive energy to all of those
in need at this time. Stay safe and check in with
us when you can.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:18 AM
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inciweb.org....

"Waldo Canyon Fire Update

Incident: Waldo Canyon Fire Wildfire
Released: 6 hrs. ago

Fire Facts:

Date started: June 23, 2012

Number of Personnel: 764

Location: West of Colorado Springs

Crews: 19

Size: 15,517 acres

Engines: 50

Percent Contained: 5%

Water Tenders: 1

Estimated Containment: 7/16/12

Helicopters: 2 Type 1, 3 Type 2 and 2Type 3

Cause: Under investigation

Injuries to Date: 0

Structures threatened: 20,085 residences and 160 commercial structures

Evacuees: Approx. 32, 000

Cost to Date: $1, 950, 000

Structures lost Yet to be determined

Today's Events:

Overnight the fire continued to back down towards Hwy 24 as firefighters continued to hold and maintain the perimeter east of the Hwy. Structure protection continued along the Hwy, north of the current fire line. Firefighters continued to hold improve the line on the northwest perimeter, which had been created using burnout operations earlier in the day, along Rampart Range Road. On the northeast flank, fire continued to back down to West Monument Creek. A spot fire north of Rampart Reservoir was very active overnight. Structure protection continued in around the Eagle Lake Camp and in Cedar Heights.

Today firefighters will once again face Red Flag conditions with thunderstorms expected in the afternoon. They will continue to secure structures in Wellington Canyon, and secure the community of Cascade. Firefighters will initiate structure protection further to the north along Hwy 24 and scout for contingency lines. Control operations will continue on the north and east along West Monument Creek. Firefighters are working with the City of Colorado Springs Fire Department on the west to focus primarily on structure protection. Structure protection will continue around Eagle Camp and Cedar Heights.

Evacuations and Closures

Cascade, Cedar Heights Subdivision, Chipita Park, Crystal Park, Green Mountain Falls,

Currently on mandatory evacuation.

City of Colorado Springs

All areas north of Garden of the Gods Rd. between I-25 to the east all the way to the western City limits and north to the Air Force Academy.

Air Force Academy

Evacuated areas included Academy Dr. to their southern and western boundaries.

US 24

Closed in both directions between Cave of the Winds and Crystola.

I-25

I-25 southbound at Interquest Parkway

Woodland Park

On pre-evacuation notice as a precaution (be prepared and follow local news).

Pike National Forest

Order 12-08 closes the Pike National Forest in the area of the Waldo Canyon Fire as shown on map of order.

Red Cross Shelters

Lewis Palmer High School (1300 Higby, Monument, CO)

Cheyenne Mountain High School (1200 Cresta Road, Colorado Springs, CO)

Southeast YMCA (2190 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs, CO)

Summit Elementary School, Divide, CO

Evacuees should register on www.redcross.org/safeandwell. Family and friends can check status there and also by phone at (719) 785-2724.

For information on sheltering animals, please refer to this document:

www.springsgov.com...

Donations/Volunteers

Pikes Peak Red Cross www.pparc.org... Money only; will also register volunteers

Care and Share 2605 Preamble Point Food and non-perishables, M-F, 7 am - 6 pm

Goodwill www.discovermygoodwill.org... Distributing donations to evacuees as needed

Please DO NOT bring donations directly to shelters or the incident command post. They cannot handle donations or distribution of them.

Non-Emergency Assistance and Service Referrals

Pikes Peak United Way (719) 955-0742"



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:00 AM
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Originally posted by Wookiep
Overhead view of Flying W Ranch posted by Flying W Ranch Inc on Facebook..



What a shame. :/


Wow that is my first time seeing an aerial of it. I grew up here and my folks who live near Gardon of the Gods, just north of Coronado High School, were evacuated early yesterday. Their house hasn't been hit but they are not being allowed anywhere near.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:03 AM
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Originally posted by Agarta

Originally posted by Foxe
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"then you come to a solid vault type door 25 feet thick


This is all you need to call BS.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:43 AM
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The reports posted from KKTV and Inciweb are still pretty muh accurate, except the acres has reached 18,500 as the live news reports said on T.V. a few hours ago.

Otherwise, no news is good news. Looks like tonight may bring some rest, finally.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 02:29 AM
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Wildfires can be a horrifying experience, even for those not directly involved. Black saturday was one of the saddest and most devistating events in Ausralias history. I feel for the people of Colorado Springs, and all americans watching this unfold.

We had a fizzer of a fire season down here last year, nothing much happened at all. This season (which starts officially in about four months), will be different. Things have dried out a bit and the re-growth from the last fires has come back with a vengence.

To make matteres worse, the DSE/Parks Vic/CFA here in Victoria only got about 40% of our fuel reducion burns done. Even worse than that, our beloved Senetor Ted Baillieu, started sacking Firefighters and contractors (nearly 450 jobs all up). He also plans to drop the intake number of seasonal fire workers further this coming season, yet he wants twice the ammount of fuel reduction done.

How half the number of workers are going to accomplish double the burns and fight wildfires at the same time this year is beyond me...

If TSHTF in Victoria in 2012-2013, we'll be seeing more images like the ones in the OP from down here...
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 02:50 AM
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Originally posted by Wookiep
The reports posted from KKTV and Inciweb are still pretty muh accurate, except the acres has reached 18,500 as the live news reports said on T.V. a few hours ago.

Otherwise, no news is good news. Looks like tonight may bring some rest, finally.


Accurate acreage will be available at the 08:00MST briefing. This is after the 23:00MST over flight of the fire with infrared camera data has been processed by the GIS folks.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 06:57 AM
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Originally posted by Wookiep
Overhead view of Flying W Ranch posted by Flying W Ranch Inc on Facebook..



What a shame. :/

I can't believe its gone....


I hope Glenn Eryie isn't next.
I can't explain how horrific it is to see a beutiful city burn....my home.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 10:09 AM
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Updated info from Inciweb:



Total Personnel

1,200



Size

18,500 acres



Percent Contained

5%



Estimated Containment Date

Monday July 16th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM



Fuels Involved


Brush, hardwood slash, Mountain shrub, oak, grass, Pinon pine, juniper, Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, spruce, Limber pine, White pine



Fire Behavior


Extreme fire behavior with extreme rates of spread and active surface fire. Increase in fire perimeter along the north and east flanks. Active crown fire with sustained runs. Fire continues to back down toward Highway 24.



Significant Events


Fire activity increased along the entire perimeter due to Red Flag Conditions, wind shifts and Haines Index of 6 (very high). Fire has reached the south side of Rampart Recreation Area and reservior with a burnout being conducted to protect infrastructure. Indirect line location opportunities are being assessed north of Lucky 4 Road. Incident has expanded to include Division D and X based on northwest growth of fire perimeter. An evacuation has been issued by the City of Colorado Springs for Mt Springs, Peregrine and Westwood. At approximately 4 pm the fire progressed west to east in Division Y crossing Queens Canyon and established itself on the east aspect of the Front Range. The evacuation order for Crystal Park subdivision has been lifted and residents allowed to return.


Outlook



Planned Actions


Improve pipelone easement contingency line south of Woodland Park going east from Hwy 24 and tying into Rampart Recreation Area. Continue to hold Rampart Ridge Road to prevent fire from moving northeast and east. Continue point protection in Cedar Heights and continue structure protection along the west side of Colorado Springs.



Growth Potential


Extreme



Terrain Difficulty


Extreme


Current Weather



Wind Conditions

12 mph SW



Temperature

93 degrees



Humidity

8%


www.inciweb.org...
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Hey Wookiep,

just jumping in and haven't read the last few pages...my brother in NY told me he saw a press conference yesterday where Hinkenlooper said he had information that indicated the fires were manmade...anyone else hear this? Stay well.

CJ



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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I talked to my friend and she is 30 miles from the fire with the
wind in their direction. I was wondering if the fire would go that
far, I certainly hope not. She said the air was thick with smoke.

Stay safe Colorado friends - I continue to read all posts
and updates on this thread.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:08 PM
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Morning. Latest is....... 300+ homes burned, still 32,000 evacuated,Thursday will be a similar day compared to Wednesday, but the fire danger will be a bit lower. For the first time since the Waldo Canon fire started there is not a red flag warning in effect. The overall wind pattern today will be lighter, but gusty outflow winds are possible later

Latest Update
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posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 12:18 PM
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There was a story on Colrado Springs cragslist wher a guy say he saw the person and has pic for the athourities , he says he has left his info on tip line, but so far no one has contacted him. Is it true?? Who knows.

Link



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Just re-posting the link to Google maps for this fire. It was just updated 2 hours ago.

Google Maps - Waldo Canyon fire



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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My father told me that he heard a report that some folks upon the mountain, around Rampart Range Rd. Encountered a man who was leaving the scene shortly after the fire started. He said that they confronted the man and asked him to help put the fires out and the man refused to help and left the scene. He did provide a brief description of the man, but since I don't know what his source for this man or remember the description accurately I am not going to post the brief description, to protect the innocent. But he did tell me that there was a person of interest and currently they are looking for this person.



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 01:45 PM
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Thanks for that update ManicDepresive1. I've been out of the house today and have been wondering how everything was in the area.

Just came across a link that has before & after photos of some of the neighborhoods that have been hit. So incredibly sad to see those homes completely leveled.

www.denverpost.com

My thoughts continue to be with you all!

OiO



posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by ColoradoJens
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Hey Wookiep,

just jumping in and haven't read the last few pages...my brother in NY told me he saw a press conference yesterday where Hinkenlooper said he had information that indicated the fires were manmade...anyone else hear this? Stay well.

CJ


There still has been no info (officially released to my knowledge) about the cause of the fire, but many are saying what you are. The investigation is still going on. Yesterday, video came out from someone who was there when it started, so they are aware of the exact location.

EDIT: Oh and they did say last night that lightning has been ruled out.
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