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Cameron Peak Fire
« on: October 17, 2020, 02:37:33 PM »
This fire has grown to largest ever in Colorado. 187,000 and growing. 60 to 70 mph winds today is turning it into a Monster
Evacuation orders are within 2 miles from the house for the second time since Aug 15. I don't have the words to describe this.
I feel for the firefighters fighting this thing. So out of control
Mike

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Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 03:06:00 PM »
Good luck on avoiding it! 

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Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 04:58:24 PM »
Be safe mate, get out if need. Best of luck.
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Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 06:09:12 PM »
Good Luck Mike, stay safe!! Heading to Creede Wednesday, luckily no fires there.
Doug

Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 06:16:14 PM »
Just read up on the fire. Not much to say except praying for you Mike!
Jerry

Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 08:20:16 PM »
Wish you and yours the best Mike. Be safe.....
Bill

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Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 09:10:06 PM »
Thanks guys
The fire is up to 199,000 now. Winds have calmed down. Winds too pick back up to 35 tomorrow.
The trailers are hooked up and ready again if the wind switches and the fire lines don't hold.
I can't imagine being a firefighter and waking up every morning to stare this Monster in the face. Or being the ones on the line through the night. It's bad enough keeping an eye on it from a few miles away.
Mike

Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 09:15:12 PM »
I agree with you. Takes a special guy or gal to do this job day in, day out. Most people dont realize the magnitude of danger involved here.
Bill

Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 04:23:27 AM »
Good luck and stay safe.
My oldest daughter is a paid fireman/woman and when she was a volunteer firewoman she volunteered to help fight a wild fire out west. Her and her crew were caught in a fire storm and had to shelter in place. They got lucky and only came out with minor burns and she got her butt burnt.
Thought she was going to die and swore she would never fight another wild fire and went on to become a career paid firewoman and is a pump truck operator and EMT.
Takes a special person to fight a wild fire.
TD

Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 06:25:29 AM »
Stay safe Mike. Prayers for you, your family, and the firefighters.
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Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2020, 06:36:27 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/106223677862612/posts/147085900443056/?extid=0&d=n

 Latest sheriffs report

Last night we could see the spot fire the mentioned from the house. Without a major wind switch we are safe.
Thanks again for prayers. Please add the firefighters to your prayer list!!
Mike

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Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2020, 08:04:24 AM »
Prayers sent for you, your family, and the firefighters. Hope your able to stay out of Harm's way. Good luck and fair winds.
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Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 02:29:10 PM »
Thanks guys
The fire is up to 199,000 now. Winds have calmed down. Winds too pick back up to 35 tomorrow.
The trailers are hooked up and ready again if the wind switches and the fire lines don't hold.
I can't imagine being a firefighter and waking up every morning to stare this Monster in the face. Or being the ones on the line through the night. It's bad enough keeping an eye on it from a few miles away.



Yes they sure are great people who put themselves in danger to save peoples lives that they don't know. My wife is a firefighter and rescue operator. She is also a community first responder and they get called out for ambulance duties too.
I have learnt exactly what dangers they face, and what horrors they face in the aftermath of a fire or car crash. She is on call 24/7 and can get a call out at any time of the day or night.
Aussie gun nut.

Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2020, 05:52:28 PM »
How are things today Mike? Settling down? Still praying.
Jerry

Re: Cameron Peak Fire
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2020, 06:57:20 PM »
I hope things are good and you and your family are safe.
Max