Hey Mitt, Let’s Talk About Cutting Firefighters Here in Burning Colorado

June 24, 2012 at 6:07 PM 2 comments

A new, huge wildfire ignited over the weekend just west of Colorado Springs:

The Waldo Canyon fire west of Colorado Springs. (Image via Helen H. Richardson / The Denver Post)

A wildfire near Colorado Springs erupted and grew out of control to more than 3 square miles early Sunday, prompting the evacuation of more than 11,000 residents and an unknown number of tourists. On Saturday, a blaze destroyed 21 structures near the mountain community of Estes Park, where many visitors stay while visiting the park.

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21 structures destroyed on Saturday in Estes Park and as I write, I’m watching live local coverage of the raging fire west of Colorado Springs (the Waldo Canyon fire) where “more than 11,000 residents” have been evacuated.  Imagine that.  11,000 residents!

I live in Boulder, between Colorado Springs (to the south) and Estes Park (to the north).  North of Estes Park is the High Park fire.  It is still out of control and it’s thus far (knock on wood) the largest fire in Colorado history at 82,114 acres.

The local news reporters say slurry bombers should be at the Colorado Springs fire TOMORROW MORNING.  We’re so broke as a country we can’t have slurry bombers strategically placed around the country precisely for this kind of thing?  Really?  The weather guy says the humidity is “between 3 and ten percent” (the temperature here in Boulder is 100º) and the Colorado Springs fire threatens to burn eastward into Colorado Springs itself.

So I’m calling on Mitt Romney to come on down.  Come on down to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains here in Colorado and talk about your plans to cut firefighters you bastard.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Janet  |  June 24, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    I just saw this on Twitter and I thought of you. Horrifying. I’m scared to death for Colorado.

    Colorado Press Assoc ‏@ColoradoPress
    CO Fire hashtags. #WaldoCanyonFire #HighParkFire #StatelineFire #TreasureFire #SpencerFire #WoodlandHeightsFire #LittleSandFire #WeberFire

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  June 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Thanks Janet

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