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Black Forest Fire Voluntary Evacuation Zone Established [UPDATED]

June 14th, 2013 - 10:25 am

12:55PM: The Denver Post is keeping track of all the homes listed as total losses. This map has 360 blue pins marking the ones listed so far.

Destruction

12:12PM: Best map I’ve seen so far, courtesy of KKTV’s Twitter feed. The colored areas are the evacuation zones, mandatory, voluntary, and precautionary. The grey sliver north of the western yellow zone, and just west of the central red zone is Casa Verde.

The white indicates the burn areas.

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9:58PM: The Black Forest Fire is already the most damaging in Colorado history, and Sheriff Marketa was unwilling to comment on whether it was contained anywhere at all.

It’s that bad.

9:18AM: The latest numbers from Sheriff Marketa. The man is earning his paycheck this week.

Maketa

You can follow him here.

I’m watching his morning briefing right now on KKTV’s livestream, and none of the evacuation areas have been expanded or had their status changed. He’s saying the “dynamic” wind is going to be today’s biggest threat.

Air Force, National Guard are out in force. Copters and planes flying nonstop. The response to Waldo Canyon last year was confused at first and slow to get going. This year they’ve worked the kinks out and the response has been exceptional.

Bless these guys and gals.

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"5:20PM: All times Mountain for future reference. But how about some nice news:"

Switching to liveblog mode, eh? I want to see you write choking noises as Melissa wraps her hands around your neck and drags you from the house. ;-)

Seriously, though. Please don't be a hero. I'd rather read about you laughing about an unnecessary evacuation over a martini in Denver, than your obituary. I know I don't really need to say it, but I am any way.
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I've never been good at the "quietly drunk" thing. I always start out with that intention, but it eventually gets turned up to eleven at some point.
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Thoughts and prayers out to you, your family and the rest of those in harms way.
1 year ago
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Steve, the radio was reporting there were fires on the South side of Shoup. Whether that is from the satellite or it's witness reports, I don't know.
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May God Bless you and your loved ones, Steve.
1 year ago
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Good luck everyone. I went through a bad California wildfire and I can assure you whatever happens, you'll have the strong support of your community and the nation.
1 year ago
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This fire, at least yesterday, can move very quickly. When I got to my house just east of Black Forest Road yesterday, we were still not in the pre-evac zone. We started throwing some things together anyway and a few minutes later the power went out and I had a police officer knocking and telling me I needed to get out now. Managed to get the dogs, cats and wife into the cars and off we went. Not a moment too soon either as the neighbors yards were all on fire and we had burning branches dropping from the trees as we were going down the driveway. Pretty scary given that at most twenty minutes had gone by since I got home and it looked like we were ok for the time being.
1 year ago
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any word on how your property has fared?
1 year ago
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In the off chance you need to evacuate, we're up in Parker & have a ton of room.
1 year ago
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Thanks! But if we need to bug out, we have friends way far south with enough extra beds for us, both boys, the dog, and the cat.
1 year ago
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Find a Monolithic Dome in which to shelter.
See: http://youtu.be/prdpHYelN9o
1 year ago
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"5:20PM: All times Mountain for future reference. But how about some nice news:"

Switching to liveblog mode, eh? I want to see you write choking noises as Melissa wraps her hands around your neck and drags you from the house. ;-)

Seriously, though. Please don't be a hero. I'd rather read about you laughing about an unnecessary evacuation over a martini in Denver, than your obituary. I know I don't really need to say it, but I am any way.
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By the way. I've been keeping Liora up-to-date on your situation. She sends her love and prayers to you and the gang.
1 year ago
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good luck and best wishes
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