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2010-09-09 09:07:47 PM
The car is packed and ready to go...
 
2010-09-09 09:08:42 PM
When in doubt: RUN.
 
2010-09-09 09:09:20 PM
I liked living in Boulder, lets hope the bars survive intact
 
2010-09-09 09:10:02 PM
How do you set a boulder on fire?
 
2010-09-09 09:10:15 PM
Meh.... it's Boulder, not Dresden. But then I'm on the East side, so the fire will have to burn up a lot of hippies and yuppies before it gets to me.
 
2010-09-09 09:11:40 PM
Looks like they should just surround the city in tennis courts.
 
2010-09-09 09:12:42 PM
The Shoveller: Meh.... it's Boulder, not Dresden. But then I'm on the East side, so the fire will have to burn up a lot of hippies and yuppies before it gets to me.

The hippies are already baked.
 
2010-09-09 09:15:12 PM
5 years ago I would have made some hippie reference, but then I went to Boulder and felt poor.

Beautiful place.
 
2010-09-09 09:17:42 PM
It's weird, the smoke is barely noticeable where I am in Boulder, compared to the ridiculousness of Monday and Tuesday. Still, it's supposed to be really windy tonight, which is a very bad thing when it comes to wildfires. It seems like everyone is on top of things and no one is panicking... still, it really, really sucks to lose your home.
 
2010-09-09 09:19:34 PM
Last seen fleeing in an egg-shaped spaceship:

img.photobucket.com

/Yeah, they left Mearth behind. Can you blame them?
 
2010-09-09 09:22:29 PM
I liked this "the biggest fire danger exists on the north side of Broadway." A neat trick, considering Broadway runs North/South.

/Live in Niwot
//Work in Longmont
///Close enough to smell the smoke, far enough to not be worried.
 
2010-09-09 09:23:24 PM
subby Locals warned Boulder fire may roll into city

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Get the toilet paper ready.
 
2010-09-09 09:31:41 PM
Wow. This is really something. Getting to the city limits is quite something. The last time San Francisco burned [1909], they had to dynamite buildings in the path of the fire in order to save some of the city.

I can imagine 'em bulldozing a fire line thru the city - what a disaster.
 
2010-09-09 09:31:57 PM
I have two cousins at CU. They don't seem worried.

/they may be high though
//I should call
 
2010-09-09 09:32:55 PM
Buddy of mine just moved to Boulder last week. Fire within sight of his house. DOH!
 
2010-09-09 09:55:47 PM
Lurkerbunny: Last seen fleeing in an egg-shaped spaceship:


Shazbot! *shakes tiny fist*
 
2010-09-09 09:55:48 PM
I guess it will gather no moss.
 
2010-09-09 09:58:32 PM
www.global-air.com

(new window)
 
2010-09-09 10:00:13 PM
Man, this really sucks. I can smell the smoke right now. I'm safe where I am, but it really sucks for those that have lost their homes.
 
2010-09-09 10:02:49 PM
man, the haze from downtown is almost enough to completely obscure the mountains from view. i really hope they get this thing under control, if it heads southwest, my parents house is looking like a nice piece of toast.
somehow doubt it will get that far.
 
2010-09-09 10:07:08 PM
If God can do anything, can he make a boulder that he cannot set on fire?
 
jvl
2010-09-09 10:13:12 PM
bmwericus: Wow. This is really something. Getting to the city limits is quite something. The last time San Francisco burned [1909], they had to dynamite buildings in the path of the fire in order to save some of the city.

Did an Earthquake break all the water pipes in Boulder so that there is no water to hose onto the fires?
 
2010-09-09 10:28:56 PM
Wow, lots of people from around Boulder on here today. Hello from Funbarrel! Here are some pics I took the day the fire started.
 
2010-09-09 10:32:10 PM
And now there's a huuuuge fire in San Bruno, CA due to a gas main explosion: Live news stream
 
2010-09-09 10:35:19 PM
Latest press conference I saw said Boulder itself is in no danger. They just want people on the west side to be thinking of what they would take, etc. in case the winds go really squirrely. They do not anticipate they will.
 
2010-09-09 10:44:37 PM
Huge wildfire in Colorado? F*cking Californians, you don't have to bring EVERYTHING with you!


/Former Californian
//current (and future) NorWester
///F*ck you, bear!
 
2010-09-09 10:48:46 PM
jabbott0: Wow, lots of people from around Boulder on here today. Hello from Funbarrel! Here are some pics I took the day the fire started.

My Aunt lives on Old Mill Trail. Can I assume she's safe for now?
 
2010-09-09 11:49:33 PM
My Aunt lives on Old Mill Trail. Can I assume she's safe for now?

Yep, that road is in Gunbarrel, and we are safe for now. There are less trees out here to catch fire, and we're about 11 miles away from the fire anyway.
 
2010-09-09 11:54:19 PM
Yep, my sister lives right downwind, and just got the evacuation notice. She's packing as we speak...
 
2010-09-10 12:10:53 AM
I live 5 miles from Boulder. And I'm flying to the San Francisco airport on Monday.

I'm not amused, Fates...
 
2010-09-10 12:28:03 AM
SpaceLord:

Don't eat the fish. Or the chicken. Or anything, realistically. And don't fly, take the train. Unless it is an Amtrak, then forget that as well. Actually, all things considered, you really would be better off hiding under a rock until things quiet down. Have you considered life as a monk? There is a lot to be said for a life of cloistered hermitage....

Seriously though, that does have to get your radar pinging...
 
2010-09-10 12:47:49 AM
And Teller County loses the destruction title from the Hayman fire. Dammit Teller County, is there anything you CAN do right?
 
2010-09-10 01:22:57 AM
Is it just me or does it seem like Boulder makes the news 20 times more often than other cities its size?
 
2010-09-10 02:19:37 AM
HellRaisingHoosier: I have two cousins at CU. They don't seem worried.

/they may be high though
//I should call


The CU campus is both south of Canyon and east of Broadway, and as such is nowhere near the potential in-city evac zone. The consensus is that the fire will most likely move northeast. The CU administration has gone so far as to send an e-mail to all students outlining what would happen if there were an evacuation while downplaying the likelihood of such a thing.
 
2010-09-10 02:34:37 AM

Don't worry, a few years ago the City of Boulder passed an ordinance making it illegal for forest fires to burn down homes in the city. Article 15, Section 92a, Paragraph 10(b), Clause 14 of the Third Environmental Anti-Comporate Act of 2004, says:

Forest fires, being an enemy to our dear mother Gaia and a tool of corporate fascist pigs, are hereby prohibited from burning any trees, homes, or buildings (excepting those owned by major corporations) within the city.
Boulder city councilpersons are reported to be "surprised" that the forest fire does not seem to respect its laws.
 
2010-09-10 02:59:52 AM
I live in Boulder; the smoke has become less noticeable, but I hear the fire is getting worse. I drove up to an overlook in the mountains a couple nights ago and the hills were glowing ablaze for miles =/
 
2010-09-10 03:20:57 AM
aerojockey: Don't worry, a few years ago the City of Boulder passed an ordinance making it illegal for forest fires to burn down homes in the city. Article 15, Section 92a, Paragraph 10(b), Clause 14 of the Third Environmental Anti-Comporate Act of 2004, says:

Forest fires, being an enemy to our dear mother Gaia and a tool of corporate fascist pigs, are hereby prohibited from burning any trees, homes, or buildings (excepting those owned by major corporations) within the city.
Boulder city councilpersons are reported to be "surprised" that the forest fire does not seem to respect its laws.


What you did there, I sees it.
 
2010-09-10 07:19:17 AM
DaAlien: I liked this "the biggest fire danger exists on the north side of Broadway." A neat trick, considering Broadway runs North/South.

All the warnings here say west of broadway north of spruce.
 
2010-09-10 07:21:11 AM
jmsvrsn: My Aunt lives on Old Mill Trail. Can I assume she's safe for now?

If the fire gets that far east, things will be really bad.
 
2010-09-10 12:55:05 PM
aerojockey: Forest fires, being an enemy to our dear mother Gaia and a tool of corporate fascist pigs, are hereby prohibited from burning any trees, homes, or buildings (excepting those owned by major corporations) within the city.

Well, that means we can call in Captain Planet to take care of this, right? :)
 
2010-09-10 01:53:29 PM
I'm in Estes Park. I have enough room for one person to crash at my place if need.
 
2010-09-10 02:00:24 PM
Here's a shot of the fire from a couple nights ago.

img828.imageshack.us


Just read an article that donations are coming in slower than expected. I assume it's because a lot of mansions were burned.
 
2010-09-10 04:53:39 PM
Anyone know what tonight's supposed to be like?

Also, surprising number of us from Boulder on here today/last night.

/Parents in N Boulder near Broadway/Iris and they both stayed up all night keeping an eye on things.
 
2010-09-10 05:01:07 PM
..you know, for how much money is in the Boulder area y'all a bunch of cheap b@stards. Only 4 active TF accounts posted in here?
 
2010-09-10 05:59:52 PM
Here's the link to the police/fire frequency:

new window
 
2010-09-10 06:06:36 PM
Just drove from Niwot to Lafayette on 287, you can still see smoke coming off the fire.
 
2010-09-10 07:13:39 PM
santadog: Here's a shot of the fire from a couple nights ago.

Just read an article that donations are coming in slower than expected. I assume it's because a lot of mansions were burned.


Any chance I can get a higher res image of that pic? Would be a hell of a back ground. Yes, pun intended.
 
2010-09-10 07:44:00 PM
My parents live in Coal Creek Canyon, not too far away. They're evacuating people 3 miles away from their home.
 
2010-09-10 07:47:57 PM
i832.photobucket.com

i832.photobucket.com

Kind of crappy, almost got the whole ceiling and far wall. Too bad those were the best and most visibly Sistine of the ones I got. The others were so fuzzy you couldn't tell what they were from ;_;

/"No photo, no photo"
//wasn't even using the flash.
///Thought about going back and getting more but there were less people there the second go through
//Missed the blasted fig. grr
/That's my $.01 lame story sis
 
2010-09-10 07:48:24 PM
Photos from the scene:

static.tvfanatic.com

www.lcpstc.org

www.gemballa.com
 
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