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  • Colorado fires

    Has anyone heard any news from horse or event friends in that neck of the woods? Are all ok?
    Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
    Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)

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    I have not heard from anybody.
    My neck of the woods has been burning since over a week.
    All our slurry bombers were diverted to C. Springs.
    For the next 10 days we have every day dry lightning warnings,100 F today, 8weeks no rain, ain't a pretty sight.
    That I have no use for them, does not mean, that I don't know them and don't know how to use them.
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    • #3
      There is this discussion on "Off Course" going on.

      http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=356785
      "If you've got a horse, you've got a problem"

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        #4
        Has anyone heard from Reed?
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        • #5
          Oh, I am here. After the initial frustration and panic of the Flagstaff Fire:

          View from the roof of my house/barn of one of the slurry bombers Gnep needs:

          http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

          things settled down. The fire went north and west rather than south and east (then things would have been frosty).

          In the meantime, Gnep, has the Weber Fire to worry about. We have our escape plans in place and I am doing a bit of fire mitigation around the farm.

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          • #6
            Glad to hear that Reed and Gnep are OK. So sorry for those who have lost property, pets, and those who have died.

            Very tragic and scary.

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            • #7
              Gnep, it rained here (south of Hesperus) Weds evening. I have never been so happy to do horse chores in the rain. Not enough to make much of a difference, but it cooled things down. Now it's hot again of course.

              I could see the glow from the Weber Fire over the ridge, but fortunately am just far enough away that it would have needed to get historically large to get here. I'm more worried about new fires.

              As far as I know all the Colorado event venues are fine.
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              • #8
                Up in Northern Colorado we're still very dry and smokey. But all the horses are okay
                ~Over or Through~

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                • #9
                  5 day time lapse of the Waldo Canyon fire

                  http://youtu.be/ZBA7eHY022k
                  "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."

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                  • #10
                    Wow. That is stunning footage BEARCAT.

                    Very scarey indeed.

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                    • #11
                      Incredible video! Understand Canada will be sending some of their firefighting aircraft - waterbombers like these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMDc5YxqlHY
                      Hope everyone keeps safe both around CS and up near Boulder.
                      Brock
                      Brock n. (Anglo-Saxon) badger as in Brockenhurst, Brocklebank etc www.area35.us

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                        #12
                        Wow. Epic video.
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                        • #13
                          I agree, EPIC video. SO many fires. I'm hoping and praying everyone stays safe.
                          --Becky in TX
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                          • #14
                            The biggest problem will be the dry lightning in the next week or so.
                            Everyday we had the Thunderheads built up, we had several new fires.

                            Yesterday the wind blew quiet nicely, good day for sailing on McPhee, Weber had a nice little flare up and combined with the back burning put a decent amount of smoke out.
                            All tree that have to go are marked, 10,000 gallons stored, Tank on the truck allways full, pump installed with water canon, chainsaws ready, generators at the pumphouses, all weeds wacked.
                            We need our slurries back, rain and no lightning.

                            Its going to be 100 again today.
                            That I have no use for them, does not mean, that I don't know them and don't know how to use them.
                            Caveman extraordinair

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                            • #15
                              I have a friend in Douglas County just an hour north of colorado springs and she has been sending me updates on the fires, including pictures of her skyline. Very scary. She lives and works on a breeding farm and they have been monitoring the fires and the evac orders, especially once they started to extend up into douglas county.
                              "I'm too sexy for my blanket, too sexy for my blanket, these mares-they should take it..." (J-Lu) - Featuring The Skypizzle Pony aka Classic Skyline

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                              • #16
                                I'm in Colorado Springs and things have calmed down here a bit.. fire is now 30% contained, 346 houses lost, most evacutations lifted and 2 confirmed dead. We have not heard about any animal deaths (except, sadly, of course for the wildlife)

                                It was an insane week- watching the fires come down over ridge into the city was terrifying. Luckily my horse is east of Colorado Springs so we didn't have to evacuate the horses, but still very scary and way too close for comfort

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Gnep View Post
                                  The biggest problem will be the dry lightning in the next week or so.
                                  Everyday we had the Thunderheads built up, we had several new fires.

                                  Yesterday the wind blew quiet nicely, good day for sailing on McPhee, Weber had a nice little flare up and combined with the back burning put a decent amount of smoke out.
                                  All tree that have to go are marked, 10,000 gallons stored, Tank on the truck allways full, pump installed with water canon, chainsaws ready, generators at the pumphouses, all weeds wacked.
                                  We need our slurries back, rain and no lightning.

                                  Its going to be 100 again today.
                                  thank goodness we've heard from you, Gnep! As always -- sounds like you are prepared. If I were your wife I'd have the pies and cookies baked, suitcases packed, good jewelry on, important papers in the car, have lots of food made and be cooking the roasts in the freezer in case the electric went out and the generators were needed at the pumphouses! like a good fraulein
                                  Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
                                  Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)

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                                  • #18
                                    That vedeo was truly amazing, the side show was watching the cloud formations, wind shifts, and the stars.

                                    After reading gnep's posts (and those from round CO, I will be thankful that I only have to deal with 100+ heat and three horses. My prayers and good wishes to all in CO effected by the fires. Please be safe.

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                                    • #19
                                      I am so saddened by the loss to so many folks out West.

                                      We are very dry here, too, with temps in the 100's and upper 90's. Two days ago, we had a dry front go through with 60 mph wind gusts, lightening and no rain. Fortunately, we did not have any fires started from it. After reading about your fires, I was concerned that we might be fighting some here, too.

                                      You folks are in my prayers and I am jingling for some cooler temps, rain and fire containment. I feel for those poor fire fighters, who must be exhausted.

                                      So many folks do not have a fire evacuation plan ready. It is something that every barn should have available and preferably posted.

                                      Gnep and Reed, please keep letting us know that you are OK?
                                      When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by retreadeventer View Post
                                        thank goodness we've heard from you, Gnep! As always -- sounds like you are prepared. If I were your wife I'd have the pies and cookies baked, suitcases packed, good jewelry on, important papers in the car, have lots of food made and be cooking the roasts in the freezer in case the electric went out and the generators were needed at the pumphouses! like a good fraulein
                                        I made sure that the generator for the house can run the pump and the fridge at the same time. Can't let that beer get worm..

                                        This is the 3rd time since I live on Granat Messa, that we have a drought like this.
                                        It is not jet as bad as in the 1999-2003 drought. I just have to many horses up here, loading and geting them out would just take to much time and in the end as dangerous as staying.
                                        Since I can't run I prepare.
                                        In 2000 my house was the drop point for the slurries and that lovely horses of mine, with the nice kick, was born during that fire, hence her name, Wildfire.
                                        That I have no use for them, does not mean, that I don't know them and don't know how to use them.
                                        Caveman extraordinair

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