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Unread 06-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Offroading in Colorado? Please read...

If you live in or visit Colorado, please be aware that we are under a Stage 2 fire restriction for the entire Western Slope (Utah state line to the Continental Divide). This impacts virtually every outdoor activity in the state, including off-roading. Please see my website for the latest stage 2 restrictions for Eagle County, which go for most of the local jurisdictions here on Colorado's Western Slope. Thanks for taking the time to read, and please don't do anything that puts our homes in danger. We're in a very extreme drought.

http://www.ozzypost.com/eagle-county...-restrictions/

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Unread 06-21-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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Englewood, today, banned all outdoor fires. Including BBQ's. Littleton did that last week. Rocky Mountain Park banned cig smoking except in cars.

DON"T light anything on fire. It is so dry it will just go poof. The mountains and all that beetle kill...unimaginable!
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Unread 06-22-2012, 12:04 AM   #3
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Englewood, today, banned all outdoor fires. Including BBQ's. Littleton did that last week. Rocky Mountain Park banned cig smoking except in cars.

DON"T light anything on fire. It is so dry it will just go poof. The mountains and all that beetle kill...unimaginable!
I believe that outdoor smoking is banned on the entire western slope, if not the whole state. We have so much beetle kill, but we're in nowhere near as bad a shape as Summit County. Let's just all remember to be extra careful. We had a small forest fire just down the road, but a vigilant citizen called it in immediately and it was extinguished quickly...thank God. Everyone please keep an eye out...
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That link isn't working...

Yes I'll be there in a month and I've been following the fires. I was there four years, and two years ago and the beetle kill was unbelievable! I grew up in FC and I've never witnessed the mountains looking like they did on either time. Very sad.

My brother also just sent me pictures from his house in Colorado Springs as there is a fire near Garden of the Gods.
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Unread 06-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #5
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And now we have a nice big fire burning on the outskirts of Colorado Springs. Really, do I need to stop leaving town on the weekends? This is the second wildfire we've encountered, the second weekend in a row. Be careful folks and keep an eye out for fires
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I was in Estes park yesterday when the fire broke out. We drove over just as the first house was up in flames. Stayed there for about an hour and watched it go from 1 home to at least 8-10 homes. It was really sad watching the people that lived within feet of it to try and evacuate. This whole state right now is a match stick, I hope some rain comes through soon.
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Unread 06-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #7
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This is all really sad to see and hear about. I think I'll stick to the pavement until we get some rain. I would hate to be the cause of a fire just as much as I would hate being caught IN one. Be extra careful everyone.
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Unread 06-24-2012, 11:57 PM   #8
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Link fixed - be careful out there folks.
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If you live in or visit Colorado, please be aware that we are under a Stage 2 fire restriction for the entire Western Slope

http://www.ozzypost.com/eagle-county...-restrictions/
Great info thanks !

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That link isn't working...

Yes I'll be there in a month and I've been following the fires. I was there four years, and two years ago and the beetle kill was unbelievable! I grew up in FC and I've never witnessed the mountains looking like they did on either time. Very sad.

My brother also just sent me pictures from his house in Colorado Springs as there is a fire near Garden of the Gods.
PM me when your out here, I'd be happy to hit the trails with you.
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We are thinking of ya down here in Texas, as we went thru this last summer. Be safe and remember that the smallest thing like a trailer chain dragging can spark a fire. We will be hoping for rain for ya.
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I watched the one in boulder today start, lightning and dry conditions are a bad mix. 12 fires burning right now, winter better make up for this!
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Unread 06-27-2012, 07:47 AM   #12
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Anyone get evac'd yesterday in the wake of the waldo inferno? We're east of the interstate, so at this time we haven't been placed on the evac list, but had a mind boggling view of the carnage. My old apartments went up in flames last night, could see it on the live video on the news.
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Not evacuated here. Constitution and academy and Getting ashes.
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