2012 Wildfire season

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    Gonna be a l-o-n-g, hot summer...
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    Firefighters Struggle Against Major Blazes In Two States
    Sun Jun 24, 2012 - Firefighters in Utah and Colorado struggled on Saturday to contain raging wildfires stoked by high winds, which have forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 people in Utah and burned some 200 dwellings in Colorado.
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    Utah wildfire evacuees allowed to return to homes
    23 June`12 - About 2,300 Utah wildfire evacuees were allowed to return to their homes Saturday evening after officials determined the blaze no longer posed a threat to them.
     
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    interference by humans has changed the mechanics of forest fires in many areas. we put out the little fires that used to clean up the debris and sickly trees close to ground level. now that crap gets built up to the point where small fires burn hot enough to light the crowns of healthy trees rather than just char the trunks and whole forests burn up.
     
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    Ian wrote: interference by humans has changed the mechanics of forest fires in many areas. we put out the little fires that used to clean up the debris and sickly trees close to ground level. now that crap gets built up to the point where small fires burn hot enough to light the crowns of healthy trees rather than just char the trunks and whole forests burn up.

    Granny says, "Dat's right...

    ... its dem fire, an' flames an' vapors of smoke...

    ... like it says it gonna be inna end times inna Bible...

    ... we all gonna die."
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    do you have to be a true believer for an angel to swoop you up when the Rapture comes? I mean Jesus still loved Doubting Thomas, didnt he?

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    Smoke startin' to filter east of the Mississippi River...
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    Raging US wildfires force evacuations
    Thu, Jun 28, 2012 - ‘EPIC PROPORTIONS’: Twenty-nine large wildfires were being fought across the US on Tuesday, with the Waldo Canyon fire reaching the outskirts of Colorado Springs
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    Wildfire evacuee settles in at a Colorado shelter
    Wednesday, June 27: The Waldo Canyon wildfire forced thousands of people away from their homes and into Red Cross shelters when ferocious winds drove the blaze into the western suburbs of Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.

     
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    Clearly, lightning is a new phenomenon in the weather of the United States. Too......forests never got dry before the age of global warming.


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    Dont forget.........the k00k environmentalists get hysterical over ANY acute weather anomoly.:D:D:D
     
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    Most destructive wildfire in Colorado history...
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    Colorado wildfire: 346 homes lost, 1 dead in Waldo Canyon fire
    6/29/2012 - The roaring Waldo Canyon fire that exploded into west-side neighborhoods of Colorado Springs destroyed 346 homes — making it the most destructive wildfire in state history. It also has claimed at least one life.
     
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    No large fires in western Montana, but risk is rising

    Western Montana seems to have misplaced its ticket to the bonfire season that’s torching the eastern half of the state, but fire officials remain braced for trouble over the Fourth of July week.

    “We certainly came out of the chute pretty quick this year,” said Paula Short at the state Department of Natural Resources on Friday. “At least we’ve got all our large fires staffed with incident management teams now. With this early start, we’re expecting above-average temperatures and below-average humidity in the southeast and all along the bottom of the state.”

    The northern Rocky Mountain region of Montana, northern Idaho and Yellowstone National Park typically burns about 160,000 acres a year. As of Friday, the region had 266,000 blackened acres. And that doesn’t count any of the major forest fires burning in Wyoming or Colorado.
     
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    https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wsfd-fire-information/

    Wyoming Fire Situation Report

    Last Updated: 06/29/2012

    Rocky Mountain Area Morning Update June 29, 2012

    Preparedness Level
    •National 4


    •Rocky Mountain Area 5

    New fires: 32

    New large fires: 2

    Uncontained large fires: 13
     
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