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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:51 PM Jul 2012

the fire is 100 percent contained [View all]

Last edited Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:22 AM - Edit history (1)

it's been a long and sometimes scary three weeks, but they've got lines laid around the whole fire. most of the evacuations are lifted, but now comes the rebuilding.

still absurdly hot, but we've had some higher humidity and much calmer winds, but things change quickly here.

thank you to all the kind duers who supported us over the last three weeks, my thoughts continue to go out to the people down in colorado springs and all over the region who are still battling flames.

and it can't be said enough, i am beyond grateful for all the firefighters and others, paid and volunteer, who helped keep us safe.

edit to add: i'm referring to the high park fire in northern colorado.

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Thanks to the firefighters and volunteers Bertha Venation Jul 2012 #1
hi bertha fizzgig Jul 2012 #4
DU: kick this up; share the good news SCantiGOP Jul 2012 #10
me too, kick & great sigh of relief for all Coloradoians .. lol what are people in colorado called Voice for Peace Jul 2012 #12
close, we're coloradoans :) fizzgig Jul 2012 #13
she's further north, but there was a smaller fire up there and they were evac'd Voice for Peace Jul 2012 #35
hope she can get home fizzgig Jul 2012 #38
I'm so glad the fire is contained, my dear fizzgig! CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2012 #2
it is good news fizzgig Jul 2012 #5
Those damn socialist firefighters came through again HarveyDarkey Jul 2012 #3
damn socialist firefighters not contributing anything fizzgig Jul 2012 #6
Am so happy to read THIS fizzgig! turtlerescue1 Jul 2012 #7
thank you for being so wonderfully supportive fizzgig Jul 2012 #8
Do you have the link for that? UnrepentantLiberal Jul 2012 #15
Via DU turtlerescue1 Jul 2012 #16
Found it. UnrepentantLiberal Jul 2012 #28
ThankGod SCantiGOP Jul 2012 #9
the weather finally started cooperating fizzgig Jul 2012 #11
Which fire is this? intheflow Jul 2012 #14
high park fizzgig Jul 2012 #19
Yaaaaaay!!!! intheflow Jul 2012 #36
howdy neighbor fizzgig Jul 2012 #37
That's good news! bluedigger Jul 2012 #17
sounds a bit of good news for you guys fizzgig Jul 2012 #20
You must have the same publisher. bluedigger Jul 2012 #25
the evil empire of gannett rules up here fizzgig Jul 2012 #30
That's great news. Where are you? DesertRat Jul 2012 #18
northern colorado fizzgig Jul 2012 #21
Thanks, same here DesertRat Jul 2012 #22
the first thunderstorm really spooked me fizzgig Jul 2012 #34
From the title I thought the Right Wing gun nuts had calmed down over ACA. Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #23
wishful thinking fizzgig Jul 2012 #27
Seriously, how's the air quallity where you are? Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #29
it's much improved fizzgig Jul 2012 #33
We had sunset like skies all day and ash falling like snow. Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #39
Excellent news! Rhiannon12866 Jul 2012 #24
things certainly feel much calmer fizzgig Jul 2012 #31
Great news! donheld Jul 2012 #26
thanks! fizzgig Jul 2012 #32
Great news! onestepforward Jul 2012 #40
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