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Firewater- That fires in the Springs was an out of control beast. No matter where you live there will be dangers. In 1863 there was the Great Denver fire. I think one needs to decide what dangers they want to live with. If you go East you have tornadoes and horrendous storms. In the mountains you have the chance of fires. Actually,nature will do what it wants and we just need to get out of the way.
Originally posted by Firewater
This is my first time on ATS since the fire started almost a week ago. After some of the evacs were lifted last night, i was finally able to return home. I've been a Colorado Springs westsider for most of my life and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. But i definitely saw this coming. The mountainsides and foothills are extremely dry and filled with dead trees. I'm afraid its only a matter of time until we have a wildfire that threatens the entire town of Manitou Springs and even more populated areas of CS. As much as it would pain me to do so, i am considering relocating to a home further from the mountains.
Originally posted by ManicDepresive1
This is an amazing pic......
edit on 29-6-2012 by ManicDepresive1 because: spelling
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
reply to post by Drew99GT
Things have been a mess since the airtanker scandal with the U.S. Forest Service.
They were getting surplus c-130's and selling them to private parties and saying they were being converted to tankers.
Originally posted by BobAthome
reply to post by AGWskeptic
of course its not the 1944's when American Factories turned out 500 Douglas 's a day.??
need 500 Airplanes with water buckets??
hey Charlie how long??
8 hrs,, lol
In this image, acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft on July 4, healthy vegetation is red, water is dark blue, streets and buildings are gray, and the burned areas are black. The image covers an area of 9.3 by 12.1 miles (15 by 18 kilometers)