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Old 06-25-2012, 5:22 AM
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>>>Anybody been able to catch a frequency for the airtanker base in Pueblo?
>>>Please post if you would.

Yesterday they were using the National Air Tanker base frequency --- 123.975 (AM)
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Old 06-25-2012, 7:29 AM
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I hear them on 123.975 MHz AM.

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Anybody been able to catch a frequency for the airtanker base in Pueblo?
Please post if you would.

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:49 AM
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per press conference at 10 AM EDT Monday June 25 2012

expect extreme fire behavior today but the fire will probably burn away from homes

temperatures will be in upper 90s with wind gusts to 30 MPH - there will be no cloud cover which should cause the fire to build

MAFFs will not be available till Tuesday - have 4 helos (2 Type 1, 1 Type 2, and 1 Type 3)

as of 11PM on Monday, fire had burnt 3,446 acres - no structures lost

Cascade and Cedar Heights neighborhoods are in most danger

no changes in any evacuation orders are expected

If Woodland Park needs to evacuate, they will not be able to evacuate via Hwy 24

Phone number for the Joint Info Center is 719 629 7322

next press conference / briefing will be at 4 PM local

(seen via KTTV internet feed)
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:34 AM
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Couple quick pics from yesterday.
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Old 06-25-2012, 1:26 PM
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KKTV - Video - Live

C130s taking off live - 225 PM EDT

live net feed crashed at 227 PM EDT

back on at 238 PM

Park and Teller Countys are working a different fire also - 239 PM EDT

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Old 06-25-2012, 8:00 PM
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per KKTV weatherman, winds will switch to westerly at 9PM local - maybe to 25 MPH on the ridges - that will continue to move the fire along - winds will calm down at 10 AM local on Tuesday - ( looking at Google Maps, that seems to indicate that the fire might move towards the USAF Academy )

KKTV just mentioned that the C130 reload base changed from Pueblo to Colorado Springs today

live video is showing a good header (to 20,000 feet per the weatherman) at this time - at the north side of the fire

temps to 70s overnight - back to mid 90s on Tuesday - no rain in the forecast for several days
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:47 PM
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If anyone is currently monitoring, this is the spot fire they are refering to. If you look at the first pic I posted it is north of the quarry scar and appears to be spreading down the mountain towards colorado springs. Looks like its dying down a bit. but we all know these erratic mtn winds can send it into overdrive at any moment. Also latest acreage estimate is 4500 with 5% containment.
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Old 06-26-2012, 9:37 AM
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per 10 AM EDT press briefing

fire at 5,165 acres now - moved to NW towards Woodland Park yesterday

will focus on Rampart Ridge today with aviation and hand crews

lost 1 small bld in Eagle Lake Camp overnight

had pretty good luck with 2 C130s yesterday - will have a 3rd C130 flying the fire today - dont want to fly them into canyons (such as the Hwy 24 canyon)

Energy Release Component (ERC) at record levels - same as 2002 when Hyman Fire burnt - fuel moistures are very low - relative humidity is very low - air temperatures are very high - terrain is mountainous

IC feels that the homes near Cascade are well protected - he is not sure what will happen along Hwy 24 today toward Woodland Park - near Rampart Reservoir

IC reports that they are continuing to order resources to meet needs and they have been pretty successful (at getting what they need) - 2 more helos are on order, as are more engines

Next press briefing at 4PM

KKTV has been carrying the entire press briefings live - they have had non stop fire coverage since the fire started

Last night the Sheriff reported that a Deputy Fire Marshall (the first responder, or one of the first responders) put aerial resources on standby before he reached the scene because the fire appeared to be larger than normal - I am not what aerial resources were sent at that point

KKTV weatherman says winds might switch to SW this afternoon (NG) - but they also might come from the North later (good) - 1041 AM EDT

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Old 06-26-2012, 11:01 AM
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Flames visible again above Cedar Heights neighborhood and crews are defending the line according to Dave Rose, spokesman for El Paso County.

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:06 PM
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Flames getting closer to homes at Ceder Heights.

Waldo Canyon Fire Creeps Close To Homes CBS Denver
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Old 06-26-2012, 3:10 PM
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Preparing to cut dozer lines on quarry property, property owner is advising their are mines within the property and needs to meet with all task force supervisors to discuss locations and for them to sign waivers.
New pre evacs for:

Highway 24 and Baldwin Street, east to Rampart Range Rd. and southward to the El Paso/Teller County line near Crystola.

North Mountain Shadows and Peregrine, north of Chuck Wagon, west of Centennial to Orchard Valley Road, and northwest of Orchard Valley Road to Woodmen Road.

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https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.93...num=1&t=h&z=11

I think this map shows the quarry. You can see how close the fire is to the homes in the City of Fort Collins - would you believe Colorado Springs

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you may want to edit your message. that map is Colorado Springs, not Fort Collins
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Old 06-26-2012, 4:30 PM
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Fire has reached the bottom of queens canyon. The flames in this pic were at the top right above the quarry scar when I took it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 5:25 PM
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New pre evacs for:

Highway 24 and Baldwin Street, east to Rampart Range Rd. and southward to the El Paso/Teller County line near Crystola.

North Mountain Shadows and Peregrine, north of Chuck Wagon, west of Centennial to Orchard Valley Road, and northwest of Orchard Valley Road to Woodmen Road.
The Mountain Shadows and Peregrine pre evac has just been upgraded to mandatory.
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167.100 traffic is waldo fire and my feed is getting cluttered to many fires
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Old 06-26-2012, 5:46 PM
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Cause of the quick change from pre to mandatory evacs for Mountain Shadows and Peregrine.
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Old 06-26-2012, 6:33 PM
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6 additional strike teams were sent from the city to include 6 engines and 6 brush trucks, All structure protection units and lookouts in the mountain shadows area have just bugged out, flames are at blodgett drive. Zero visibility, unsafe for FFs to work, the smoke plume has collapsed over the city due to 40+ mph gusts.
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Old 06-26-2012, 6:44 PM
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Tough listening right now, structure fires in the wildfire area are being called into dispatch and dispatched units are being called back to station. Emergency broadcast from station 19 cheif "We are not sending any units into the wildfire area for structure fire calls"
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (BlackBerry; U; BlackBerry 9780; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.8+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0.0.600 Mobile Safari/534.8+)

Watching local news in edmonton, says that some of the wild fires in Colorado appear to be arson. Hoping you guys get some rain and cooler temps soon.
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