Our thoughts and prayers go out to Coloradons facing this terrible ongoing disaster.
Colorado firefighters hampered by winds, heat — and meteors
Firefighters in Colorado have battled the odds in trying to contain a blaze that has burned uncontrolled across 100 square miles of forest — encountering precarious winds, heat and fatigue.
On Wednesday, they contended with a new force: meteors.
Authorities grounded firefighting aircraft as a precautionary measure after several reported meteor sightings near the High Park fire area they were trying to contain.
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Colorado wildfire of ‘epic proportions’ displaces 32,000; tests firefighters
(CNN) — Predicted thunderstorms could complicate efforts Wednesday to tame an explosive wildfire that has already chased some 32,000 residents from their homes near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The fire doubled in size overnight and by Wednesday morning, 15,324 acres were burning with only 5% contained, said Rich Harvey, incident commander of the Waldo Canyon Fire.
“You saw yesterday as bad a fire behavior as you are going to see anywhere, anytime,” he said, referring to extremely dry, hot and windy conditions. “We expect further trouble from the weather today.”
Thunderstorms seem like a good thing in the midst of hot, arid conditions, but they bring with them strong winds that can gust in any direction. “That will make work for firefighters more difficult,” Harvey said.
Winds gusting to 65 mph through mountain canyons blew the wildfire through containment lines into northwest Colorado Springs on Tuesday afternoon.
Richard Brown, the Colorado Springs Fire chief, described it as a “firestorm of epic proportions.”
Still a ways away so start your planning now…
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1st 2012
Deep in the heart of Native American country Atoka, OK, lies 10,000 acres of forest in McGee Creek State Park. With numerous bigfoot sightings in the area, this is a prime location for Crytpo Hunting.
Join professionals from the cast of History Channel’s MonsterQuest along with other experts for a full day of crypto, UFO, and paranormal. …
The event will take place at the McGee Creek State Park at the BUSTER HIGHTS PAVILION. It will run from 11am CST and continue until dark.
There will be food, fun, vendors, music, and bigfoot excursions throughout the day.
Come out and meet the guests for panels, lectures, Q&A and then join them on one of the largest crypto hunts ever!
… featuring …
Ken Gerhard Nick Redfern Lyle Blackburn Raven Meindel Amanda Gerringer Mike Roberts