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  • Forest Fire!

    Some excitement last evening...a forest fire broke out wight miles form us in the Temple Canyon area. Stated at a half acre when reported, now at 120 acres and still growing, zero per cent contained - rough terrain back there.

    Watched the flames crest the ridge and roar down the slope while overhead the choppers kept up a steady relay of water buckets. Later, Carson sent some Chinooks with bigger buckets to help out.

    Pax got some photos which I'll post as soon as she gets them uploaded.

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    Hope it doesn't get to you all..

    “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” -- Albert Einstein

    The US Constitution doesn't need to be rewritten it needs to be reread

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    • #3
      Originally posted by slick24 View Post
      Hope it doesn't get to you all..
      Thanks, SM, but we are on the other side of Canon City itself, so the various firefighters and the city fire department will do
      everything to stop it from reaching the city., let alone all the way out to us.

      Very humbling to watch the awesome power of it.

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      • #4
        I'm doing a one-legged rain dance for you...
        ARRRR! International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19th
        IN MARE IN COELO

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
          I'm doing a one-legged rain dance for you...
          Thank you! Appreciate it!

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          • #6
            They found a Sky Crane somewhere and it's hauling a whole lot of water per trip.

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