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    fire in waldo canyon


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    This is what I can see from my house.
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    It has gotten bigger
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    It's getting large, I can see it from my house up by Glen Eagle

    Edit: the latest picture is from 40 minutes later...
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    From the interstate...
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    I live right by Garden of the Gods park... that smoke cloud is getting really large

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    This could be bad. Can't blame this one on lightning...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short Bus View Post
    This could be bad. Can't blame this one on lightning...
    I think Williams might be gone at this point... I can't help but think about coming down that just six days ago. If we had done that trail today we would have no choice but to track back up the hill as fast as possible. That is really scary and really hits home to me right now. I hope no hikers and bikers are trapped in the canyon.

    Edit: they are now saying 600 acres....

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    fire in waldo canyon-imageuploadedbytapatalk1340489541.275423.jpg
    Yup it's getting bad

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    Voluntary evac notices for neighborhoods only a block from my house. Watching it closely.

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    At 1000 acres currently...

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    I see it is up to 2000 acres but no injuries or houses destroyed yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    I think Williams might be gone at this point... I can't help but think about coming down that just six days ago. If we had done that trail today we would have no choice but to track back up the hill as fast as possible. That is really scary and really hits home to me right now. I hope no hikers and bikers are trapped in the canyon.

    Edit: they are now saying 600 acres....
    >2000 acres now and zero percent contained. Williams gone? That would suck massively. I can think of some other trails that'll be toast, too. This is so much worse than some loss of trails, of course...
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    over 2,500 acres as of 11:30 tonight. 0% containment. Where I live is a voluntary evac right now....
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    Still lots of smoke hovering over the foothills west of my house on Arch St (just east of RR Canyon) but oddly not much smoke smell in the air.

    Lived here 42 years and it's amazing the first big fire we've had happened on some of the slowest wind days.

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    I'm sure at this point most people are aware of this website, but just in case. It has been very helpful for us in the High Park Fire.

    Good luck down there.

    InciWeb the Incident Information System: Waldo Canyon Fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    I think Williams might be gone at this point... I can't help but think about coming down that just six days ago.....
    Werd...
    I feel like I need to pour some liquor to the curb or some sh$t...
    Fortunately after it's done the trail will still be there, just minus the greenery.
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    Nothing to see here.
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    Flying W

    They just dispatched multiple fire units into the foothill of Flying W Ranch. If the winds shift like they predict this afternoon it calling for winds out of the SW with gust up to 35. Hope all are safe.

    Sure hope some of the old growth survived in Lower Williams Canyon, that place is magical.

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    Lower William not in the picture

    Where did you find the picture.

    [QUOTE=kchri;


    Location of the fire...[/QUOTE]

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    I'm curious about that map too?

    Here's a pic I stole off of FB. Appears to be taken from the westside somewhere.
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    I am not sure where the trail goes but it does look like the northern part of Williams Canyon is inside the boundaries of the fire according to this map.

    Bad situation for sure, hoping no loss of life or structure damage happens in this

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    If you guys go here InciWeb the Incident Information System: Waldo Canyon Fire and click the "Fire Perimeter" link on right side it will take you to the map. You will need Google Earth installed to see it. The current link has yesterdays date but I am not sure about when it was last updated.

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    Great link, however, that's a pretty old perimeter; I think it's the IR trace from last night. It's grown (and they're saying it's grown at the briefing right now) since then, but they don't know how much until tonight's flight.

    I can see it's topped the ridge to the east of where that kml file indicates.

    Taken about 3 PM on 6/24 from Fillmore and Centennial.
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    Dublin and Union

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    Sure thinking about all you folks in the springs.
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    Well it doesn't sound good

    Reading this article give a pretty good idea of what the fire took, guess the only good news is the scrub oak burned as well.

    Fire may claim one of the region's most popular trails - OutThereColorado.com

    Still have hope the old growth made it

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    fire in waldo canyon-waldo-2.jpg

    This is an image of the fire scan(red line) done Sunday evening. Bismirle I hope you dont mind but I have used an overlay from your ride of Williams Canyon off garminconnect. The Yellow trace is Bismirles track of the ride through Williams Canyon.

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    I just heard on the radio they may have found some spot fires up on Gold Camp or High Drive. They're still looking for them.

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    Nvrmnd they didn't find anything.
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    As of this morning. 6/26/12

    This is from the morning IR flight this morning. 6/26/12

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    And that was over twelve hours ago... inciweb says "Late PM 6/25"

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    Just so you guys know the Stratton open space ie chutes trails are open I rode yesterday and air was fine, granted I already have black lung from Iraq. Plus there's other trails you can hit from there which has no eyes on.

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    The view from my office. The white smoke to the south is concerning...
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    Per gazette.com:

    More parks and trails are now closed: Pulpit Rock Park, Ute Valley Park, Section 16, & Stratton Open Space.

    Read more: Erratic fire boots evacuees again from Mountain Sha - WALDO CANYON FIRE - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
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    F.... They just said Stratton ie chutes is now closed well ninja ops time

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    This fire just blew to shreds in the last 30 or 60min.

    Fire on the front side, near the old quarry. 300' tall flames visible from the Oracle building looking up the West Monument Creek Drainage. Still quite a ways up (4-5 miles), but in the drain and heading North at least.

    I suspect all of West Colorado Springs is under mandatory evac or will be immediately.

    Take care folks, I need to hook up horse trailers and prepare to help neighbors and get some horses out I think in Monument

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    You all stay safe out there. I will miss the trails, but they can be rebuilt.

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    Just walked out to the corner of my office and you can see huge 50 foot flames swelling just a few miles from my work up in Rockrimmon. The houses in Mountain Shadows and Peregrine are in serious danger.

    I have never seen anything so devastating in my life.....

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    Here is a pic my coworker just took minutes ago before evacuating her house in mountain shadows.

    EDIT: My heart goes out to the families that lost their homes.......
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    Fire on west slope of Ute Valley Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post
    Fire on west slope of Ute Valley Park.
    it jumped over centennial already?

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    If you want to listen to the scanner.

    Colorado Springs and El Paso County, Colorado Fire and EMS Live Scanner Audio Feed

    Ute Valley was on fire but has been knocked down.

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    Thanks its playing over my comp as I type this.

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    @5pm from Marksheffel
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    Flying W Ranch and surrounding homes have burned to the ground...

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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&type=1&ref=nf

    says it all. Some/Many homes burning in cpsrings.

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