Has all of Glenwood Springs been evacuated? We have friends who live there, and all the phones are down.
I can’t imagine what it’s been like for them. The Storm King Mountain fire wasn’t all that long ago! And it missed their house by YARDS.
Good luck everyone, please stay safe.
For the most part, people in Glenwood Springs have gone home. There’s about 200 people still evacuated. This was/is in a very similar area to where the Storm King Mountain fire was. I hope your friends are all right and that their house wasn’t one of the ones that burned.
*Originally posted by techchick68 *
**For anyone interested, one of the best sites for updates and such is http://9news.com/storyfull.asp?id=3638 They seem to have the best coverage I have found with regards to Colorado news and especially with regards to the fires. The other place is http://www.denverpost.com/ Sadly, Colorado Springs news sites suck. **
Thanks for that first site,
techchick68. My sister hasn’t responded yet, but it looks like Woodland Park proper is OK.
*Originally posted by TheLoadedDog *
And of course, if the firestorm overtakes you when you’re in the car (yes, a fire front can move at highway speeds), don’t try to outrun it. Pull over, turn the engine off, close the windows, and stay in the car. The gas tank won’t explode. Stay low, cover your mouth and nose with a cloth, and you’ll be able to ride it out. It’ll be hot and uncomfortable, but probably safe.
Loaded Dog, that’s not the advice I would’ve expected. I’m not questioning your veracity–you sound like you really know what you’re talking about–but could you provide a cite that might shed more light on this?
Here ya go, Hoops.
Here are some more Australian bushfire (US=brushfire) safety links which may be of use in the Colorado situation:
Bushfire Safety Homepage
Bushfire Safety from the Australian state of Victoria.
Rural Fire Service Resources from Queensland.
Bushfire Readiness Checklist from New South Wales.