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#1 TheDHJ

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:44 PM

Wish us luck. :undecided:

#2 Mama Kel

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:57 PM

:( Be careful. <3

#3 TheDHJ

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:42 AM

Up to 2000 acres. It smells like a campfire outside.

#4 deadheadskier

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:29 AM

The concept of wildfires is pretty fucking frightening for this east coaster. Hurricane's and Blizzards result in far more casualties here on the East Coast than wildfires do in the West, but I've never worried much about a wicked storm coming in.

If a west coast wildfire was in my neighborhood though, I'd have trouble sleeping.

Hope this passes quick for you and your family Josh.

#5 TEO

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:44 AM

Much luck and safety.

#6 nancykind

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:25 AM

wow, 8 different fires are burning in CO alone

http://wildfiretoday...une-23-2012.jpg

#7 tyedyedee

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:17 PM

damn josh :eek:

stay safe :heart:

#8 Col_Sandoz

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:24 PM

stay safe

#9 TheDHJ

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 01:32 PM

Thanks guys. They've evacuated Manitou Springs. We should be fine where I live but never say never.

#10 Geminimoon

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

Stay safe.....

I have 2 sets of friends in Colorado that are in danger from the fires.....

Its some scary stuff....

#11 concert andy

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:39 PM

Stay safe.

My friends who live in Fort Collins. They have been evacuated a few times, including last night. :(

#12 TheDHJ

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

I'm going to take the kids for a ride to see what I can see from a safe distance.

#13 insolent cur

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

best wishes josh...stay safe!

#14 Kashmir

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:15 PM

Are these fires the result of an arsonist?

Much love to all the Colorado people :heart:

#15 TheDHJ

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:18 PM

They have no idea. I've heard no speculation on the cause which is odd.

#16 Baidarka

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:36 PM

Good luck, Josh

...and the rest of the wildlife.


That mountain pine beetle has left a lot of standing dead forest out there.

#17 TheDHJ

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:25 AM

11,000 have been evacuated and the winds are picking up. Not good.

#18 TheDHJ

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:47 AM

This is the closest I could get...

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#19 tyedyedee

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:51 AM

:shocked:

#20 TheDHJ

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:51 AM

The white along the ridge is all smoke.

#21 tyedyedee

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:54 AM

my aunt and uncle are in lyons
my friend and her partner are in co springs
flo is in denver
*sigh*
i hope everyone is safe...

#22 tyedyedee

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:21 AM

just heard from flo
she is ok for now
cant get in touch with friends from co springs
my aunt from lyons is in vancouver for a graduation
hope you stay ok and not evacuated josh
are you guys packing stuff just in case?

#23 TheDHJ

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

Do you know your friend's address? I can tell if they're in the area.

My 5 year old was outside with the hose waiting for the fire...he's so cute. Like I told him, the way it looks now we have more of a chance of a zombie war then a wildfire where we are right now. The fire would have to jump the interstate...but as anyone in SoCal can tell you...never say never. Nothing packed, but the redhead and I discussed what we'd bring, pack, etc...and she's calling the insurance company tomorrow. :lol:

#24 tyedyedee

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:42 AM

i guess a venue just north ft collins that ryan montbleau band played at was burnt down
it was called The Mish (Mishawaka)
flo is sad about that...

#25 TheDHJ

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:44 AM

The Mish is gone!!? :nikkiblue:

#26 TheDHJ

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:45 AM

Uh...

The Mishawaka Still Stands! However, due to the fire we remain closed and several events have been cancelled. The High Park Fire has affected us all, and our hearts and thoughts go out to those who have lost their homes and more.



#27 tyedyedee

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:45 AM

thats what flo has heard
but she is not 100% sure but thinks it may be :plain:
sorry

#28 tyedyedee

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:46 AM

oh good! she will be excited to hear this! emailing her now...

#29 TheDHJ

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:06 AM

I think I'm going to volunteer next weekend in some capacity...

#30 Royal

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:17 AM

I know we all make fun of Josh a lot but that's all in good fun. This is a serious situation. I was in Colorado for the great fires of 2002. If you pray, please pray to whatever/whoever/wherever you pray for Josh and his family. If you have another moment to pray please say a few prayers for my brother Dave and his girlfriend Jenn. They live in Bayfield and work in Durango. They are safe for now.

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#31 Royal

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:21 AM

I think I'm going to volunteer next weekend in some capacity...


That's very generous of you to volunteer, but make sure youre family are emotionally, physically and mentally ok before you go out helping others. Leave the volunteer for guys out there like me. No kids, no spouse, etc.

#32 TEO

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:26 AM

Damn :heart:

#33 TheDHJ

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 02:32 AM

Thanks Ry, that's very sweet of you.

#34 TheDHJ

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:09 PM

:bump:

#35 Deadshow Dan

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:34 PM

much love to all my friends in CO (including you Josh, of course). How's Ned. doing?

#36 TheDHJ

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:52 AM

4500 acres, 5% contained. No homes have been touched.

#37 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:36 AM

People are losing their homes, the fires have spread. Say a prayer.

#38 tyedyedee

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:56 AM

stay safe :heart:

#39 BHB

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:49 AM

The feeling of approaching wildfire is shitty. I liken it only to the feeling being on an island when a hurricane is approaching.

Can't hurt to packs some bags just in case brah. good luck!!!

#40 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:18 AM

Thanks Andrew.

Here's what it looked like earlier off my porch. Smoke cloud and ash rain.

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#41 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:21 AM

The view from my office.

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#42 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:32 AM

http://www.krdo.com/...xz/-/index.html

Live video...

http://www.radiorefe...=wp&feedId=34RT

Live scanner communications.

#43 DancingBearly

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:59 AM

Much luck and rain vibes for you Josh and all the CO's in harms way.i

#44 nikkiblue

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:16 AM

Oh my... The reports in the thread have gotten worse. Stay safe, Josh....

The view from your office is REALLY scary!

#45 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:27 AM

Yeah things are pretty bad right now.

#46 TheDHJ

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:35 AM

Laying in bed and I can smell the smoke permeating through the window. :undecided:

#47 insolent cur

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:47 AM

The view from my office.


wow. please, please be careful. stuff can be replaced.

#48 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:09 PM

Stay safe, Josh! :heart:

#49 gregoir

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:30 PM

Be safe Josh

#50 Spidergawd

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 12:33 PM

Our thoughts are with you and your family Josh. It's looking pretty grim at the moment. Be safe brother.