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    ihatepeacocks:

    Day 3 of the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs. The fire continues to grow and is now estimated at 4500 acres. Although the blaze is still threatening multiple populated areas, Officials on Monday (6/25/2012) said that the fire is 5% contained and they expect full containment around the fire could be achieved by as early as July 16.

    Meanwhile the community has sprung into action. The Red Cross has received significant donations at the shelters they have set up as well as monetary donations. People have been volunteering, offering shelter to folks who have been evacuated and donating food & water to both evacuees & the firefighters.

    Click here & here for updates and information.

    If you are looking to donate funds, go to http://helpcoloradonow.org/for more information.

    The local Red Cross can be reached at 719-632-3563. Those wanting to donate money can go to http://www.redcross.org.

    Pikes Peak United Way asks that people do not call 211 or their direct line, 955-0742, for non-emergent purposes. They are getting bombarded with calls and need to keep the lines open for emergencies only.

    Volunteers experienced with working with large animals can call Penrose Equestrian Center to volunteer at 719-520-7773.

    Non-perishable food and water donations can be taken to Care and Share, located on 2605 Preamble Point, from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
    Walgreens had teamed up with Care and Share; all locations are now accepting donations during business hours.

    Donations can also be taken to any Goodwill location in Colorado Springs.

    A Facebook Community page has been started too for people to post & respond to requests for assistance. Check it out here: Waldo Canyon Fire Assistance

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
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    ihatepeacocks:

“One does not simply walk into Colorado”EPIC LULZ! Submitted to us by Josh A. via Facebook .

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    ihatepeacocks:

    “One does not simply walk into Colorado”

    EPIC LULZ! Submitted to us by Josh A. via Facebook .

    love it!

    — 1 year ago with 19 notes
    #waldo canyon fire  #colorado springs  #fire  #Lord of the Rings  #lotr  #mordor  #lol 
    ihatepeacocks:

Whether you live in Colorado or not, I highly recommend reblogging this to show support for those under siege from Mother Nature’s fiery fury.
Designed by Mark Rantal

How to assist Colorado wildfire victims » how to donate and help

    ihatepeacocks:

    Whether you live in Colorado or not, I highly recommend reblogging this to show support for those under siege from Mother Nature’s fiery fury.

    Designed by Mark Rantal

    How to assist Colorado wildfire victims » how to donate and help

    — 1 year ago with 64 notes
    #colorado  #waldo canyon fire  #high park fire  #colorado springs  #forest fire 
    Photo above: via: @denverpost Before and after views of neighborhoods burned by the‪ #WaldoCanyonFire‬: http://dpo.st/KG1K7j  by @CharlesMinshew
Update Colorado wildfires: Waldo Canyon Fire, High Park Fire — President Obama to visit Colorado today 
Current stats from Inciweb:
HIGH PARK FIRE: (7:00 PM MT)
TOTAL PERSONNEL — 1,125  
SIZE — 87,284 acres
PERCENT CONTAINED — 85%
HOMES LOST — 257
COST TO DATE — $36.4 million
High Park Fire: 1,900 evacuees from High Park Fire near Fort Collins to return home
WALDO CANYON FIRE: (9:00 PM MT)
TOTAL PERSONNEL — 1,118   
SIZE — 16,750 acres
PERCENT CONTAINED — 15%
HOMES LOST — 347
COST TO DATE — $5.2 million
Waldo Canyon Fire:Waldo Canyon Fire evacuees crowd hotels, as thousands remain displaced
Waldo Canyon Fire: Police Chief Pete Carey said late Thursday the remains of one person were found in a home where two people had been reported missing.
More…

    Photo above: via: @denverpost Before and after views of neighborhoods burned by the‪ #WaldoCanyonFire‬http://dpo.st/KG1K7j  by @CharlesMinshew

    Update Colorado wildfires: Waldo Canyon Fire, High Park Fire — President Obama to visit Colorado today

    Current stats from Inciweb:

    HIGH PARK FIRE: (7:00 PM MT)

    TOTAL PERSONNEL — 1,125  

    SIZE — 87,284 acres

    PERCENT CONTAINED — 85%

    HOMES LOST — 257

    COST TO DATE — $36.4 million

    WALDO CANYON FIRE: (9:00 PM MT)

    TOTAL PERSONNEL — 1,118   

    SIZE — 16,750 acres

    PERCENT CONTAINED — 15%

    HOMES LOST — 347

    COST TO DATE — $5.2 million

    More…

    — 1 year ago
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    dendroica:

Waldo Canyon Fire Burn Scar by NASA Goddard Photo and Video on Flickr.
The Waldo Canyon Fire was first reported on June 23, 2012, burning in Pike National Forest, three miles (5 kilometers) west of Colorado Springs. Fueled by extremely dry conditions and strong winds, it had burned 18,247 acres (74 square kilometers) by July 5. The blaze severely damaged or destroyed 346 homes, making it the most destructive fire in Colorado history. Mountain Shadows, a neighborhood northwest of the Colorado Springs city center, experienced some of the most severe damage. According to an analysis conducted by the Denver Post, the combined value of the homes that burned to the ground in the neighborhood was at least $110 million. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite acquired this view of the burn scar on July 4, 2012, when the fire was still burning but was 90 percent contained. Vegetation-covered land is red in the false-color image, which includes both visible and infrared light. Patches of unburned forest are bright red, in contrast with areas where flecks of light brown indicate some burning. The darkest brown areas are the most severely burned. Buildings, roads, and other developed areas appear light gray and white. The bright red patches of vegetation near Colorado Springs are golf courses, parks, or other irrigated land. NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon using data from the NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. Caption by Adam Voiland. Instrument: Terra - ASTER

    dendroica:

    Waldo Canyon Fire Burn Scar by NASA Goddard Photo and Video on Flickr.

    The Waldo Canyon Fire was first reported on June 23, 2012, burning in Pike National Forest, three miles (5 kilometers) west of Colorado Springs. Fueled by extremely dry conditions and strong winds, it had burned 18,247 acres (74 square kilometers) by July 5. The blaze severely damaged or destroyed 346 homes, making it the most destructive fire in Colorado history. Mountain Shadows, a neighborhood northwest of the Colorado Springs city center, experienced some of the most severe damage. According to an analysis conducted by the Denver Post, the combined value of the homes that burned to the ground in the neighborhood was at least $110 million.

    The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite acquired this view of the burn scar on July 4, 2012, when the fire was still burning but was 90 percent contained. Vegetation-covered land is red in the false-color image, which includes both visible and infrared light. Patches of unburned forest are bright red, in contrast with areas where flecks of light brown indicate some burning. The darkest brown areas are the most severely burned. Buildings, roads, and other developed areas appear light gray and white. The bright red patches of vegetation near Colorado Springs are golf courses, parks, or other irrigated land.

    NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon using data from the NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. Caption by Adam Voiland.

    Instrument: Terra - ASTER

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    — 1 year ago with 29 notes
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