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AFKitchenknivesguy
06-27-2012, 05:04 PM
Kinda shocked at the lack of coverage for this, I guess the Octamom's porn thoughts are more important. At the USAF Academy yesterday.

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/jherm77/fire002.jpg

http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss35/jherm77/fire001.jpg

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-27-2012, 05:06 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/photo-colorado-wildfire-near-air-force-falcon-stadium-110954267--ncaaf.html

RRLOVER
06-27-2012, 05:07 PM
Your base was on the morning news here,I sure hope you don't have to evac!

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-27-2012, 05:15 PM
I hope not as well, I am about 5 miles east of I25.

So I was in Biloxi during Katrina, and here during one of the biggest wildfires in Colorado history and when this is done and over I am sure it will fall in one of the biggest in US history. What makes this unique is the close proximity to a big(ger) city. We just need some heavy rainfall.

Namaxy
06-27-2012, 06:29 PM
Yeah - that's awful. Saw the AF academy was evac'd - are you OK? Hoping for rain.

knyfeknerd
06-27-2012, 06:32 PM
You should send all your knives to me for safe keeping in case of fire damage. I'll pm you my address.

PierreRodrigue
06-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Take care Jason, be safe my friend!

Johnny.B.Good
06-27-2012, 06:48 PM
Some pretty dramatic images...

Stay safe Jason.

Crothcipt
06-27-2012, 06:49 PM
Ya it's pretty bad. I have seen the sun blacked out here from the northern part of the fire. I live in Cheyenne.

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-27-2012, 07:52 PM
Is it weird the first thing I thought of to pack in case I have to evacuate is my knives and guns (and dog)?

knyfeknerd
06-27-2012, 07:54 PM
Is it weird the first thing I thought of to pack in case I have to evacuate is my knives and guns (and dog)?

It would be weird if that wasn't the first thing.

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-27-2012, 09:39 PM
It would be weird if that wasn't the first thing.

Whew, that's a relief. I figure I could always get a new girlfriend.

ecchef
06-27-2012, 10:39 PM
I got plenty of rain I could ship up to you Jason. Just gotta figure out the logistics.

wenus2
06-28-2012, 04:08 AM
Is it weird the first thing I thought of to pack in case I have to evacuate is my knives and guns (and dog)?

A guys gotta survive!

Don't be too stubborn if they ask you to leave. Everything is basically replaceable (yes, even the Kramer and the Domobar) but your life isn't.

steeley
06-28-2012, 04:24 AM
stay safe Jason

brainsausage
06-28-2012, 08:18 PM
My family lost our first house(a log cabin that my step-dad and friends built by hand), to a lightning related fire back in '88. Luckily we were all away on vacation. But seeing years of life experiences reduced to a charred mess is pretty demeaning... I hope you avoid any similar experience, be safe...

DeepCSweede
06-28-2012, 08:30 PM
It's amazing that Colorado is having a record fire and most of the midwest and west is having one of the driest summers on record and Northern Minnesota (Duluth) / Wisconsin have one of the worst floods ever and all people get info about is the Kardashipuss and Octomomomomomom Porn.

DeepCSweede
06-28-2012, 08:31 PM
Oh yeah and hope you stay safe Jason

knyfeknerd
06-28-2012, 08:34 PM
Keep us posted. Hope your knives I mean you are OK.

knyfeknerd
06-29-2012, 12:09 AM
No, seriously hope all is well with you and yours......

Larrin
06-29-2012, 12:25 AM
I'm just glad there hasn't been anything out near us.

Keith Neal
06-29-2012, 05:31 AM
Jason:

There is no news here about the Academy. We hear lots about the fires, but no mention of AFA. Are things OK there?

We have had 6+ inches of rain in Tallahassee, but no flooding locally. Now things are drying up rapidly.

K

AFKitchenknivesguy
06-29-2012, 10:23 AM
The evac has been lifted for base residents as of 0500 today. Apparently there is a huge trench dug between the fire and AFA property, and firefighters are confident that base housing is now the safest place on base. Basic training kicked off yesterday without a hitch, and all the doolies are training, business as usual. A true tragedy, but an optimistic view.

BTW, I live 10-15 miles east of the fire, so it would have had to get pretty bad for me to evac.

Crothcipt
06-29-2012, 08:02 PM
Hmm... Basic training on fire. There might be something there. I mean what is the difference? Digging holes or hand chopping trees down, faster than the fire can burn...

9mmbhp
07-01-2012, 07:04 PM
Google maps page showing perimeters of the fire and evacuation areas: Colorado Springs Gazette - Waldo Canyon Fire (http://www3.gazette.com/fire/)

Crothcipt
07-01-2012, 07:15 PM
just a pic form fb. Its a great shot, but very sad.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/c115.0.403.403/p403x403/482081_3660536425348_1265801471_n.jpg

Keith Neal
07-03-2012, 02:04 PM
The evac has been lifted for base residents as of 0500 today. Apparently there is a huge trench dug between the fire and AFA property, and firefighters are confident that base housing is now the safest place on base. Basic training kicked off yesterday without a hitch, and all the doolies are training, business as usual. A true tragedy, but an optimistic view.

BTW, I live 10-15 miles east of the fire, so it would have had to get pretty bad for me to evac.

Thanks Jason. Glad to hear the Academy was spared, and you. Delaying basic might have been a mess, too.

Keith

Crothcipt
07-03-2012, 08:10 PM
I know that Cheyenne's homeless shelters are full since fri. They have the north fire pretty much contained, but still very hazy here.