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  •  RMNP is NOT burning. I repeat, NOT BURNING. (1+ / 0-)
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    We had a fire 2 miles from the Park on Saturday, also 2 miles from my house, I might add. 21 structures, mostly homes, were burnt to the ground in 8 hours. At least 3 of my friends lost their homes and everything they own. All gone. And I can't tell you how many people have been displaced for weeks now because of the fire that is still raging in northern Colorado.

    The fire in Estes Park was put out mostly by air support loaned to us from the High Risk Canyon fire in Larimer County to our north.

    They sent 3 air support in less than an hour and a half which is what not only put the fire out but saved us from a far worse fate and most certainly saved a massive fire from occurring in RMNP.

    I remember when Republican Governor Owens said on national tv that "Colorado is on fire." It was a statement that damn near killed our economy of which we rely most heavily on in the summer.  Please, I beg you, step back from the hyperbole before our economy is destroyed again in an already bad recession. Yes, we are experiencing wild fires. Bad ones. So is Texas, New Mexico and half of the West and Southwest. There are plenty of people suffering from the unusually hot temperatures combined with record dryness. My thoughts go out to all of them.  

    I can just about forgive the Brits for starting our revolutionary war and burning DC to the ground during the war of 1812 for giving us Led Zeppelin.

    by Pager on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 01:13:58 PM PDT

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