Thursday, June 28, 2012

FIRE UPDATE JUNE 28th


Late report June 28th:  The 4:00 PM news has just reported that 346 homes were destroyed over a 35 block area in Mountain Shadows.




June 28 AM:Just to update everyone about the fire.  On Tuesday, June 26 at around 4:00 PM winds came down from a storm up north and created 65 mile an hour wind shears that pushed the fire up on the mountain range down into the Mountain Shadows Subdivision and then the Peregrine area burning upwards to 300 homes. Several friends have lost their homes.  Around 32,000 people are evacuated from their homes.  This is a succession of photos I took this morning from inside our car coming down of east on Woodmen:





Off the the right is the Blodgett Peak Mountain above and west of the Peregrine area still burning:









As we come down Woodmen you see what is called "The Scar" and the area to the right appears burned.  I have a dear friend whose home was in that area.








The area to the left of The Scar is Mountain Shadows where many homes are burned - very lovely homes.








This photo below is right at I-25 and Woodmen road the the following photos are after our car enters I-25 going south.























Rockrimmon exit:






Looking back through just before Garden of the Gods Road:







18 comments:

Lady Linda said...

Bernideen, Have been following this on the news and was worried about you and your surrounding areas. I am sick to hear that this is so close to your home and that you have frends who have lost their homes.
Will keep you and your community in my prayers.
Linda

Patricia said...

I know what it's like to be evacuated out of your home because of wild fires. We've gone through it a couple of times and it's the most awful feeling knowing that your home is in danger. I wish this weren't happening to your friends and neighbors. Sending prayers for the families, their loved ones and the fire fighters as they work to control the fires. Take care.

Gwen said...

Oh, I pray these fires will soon end!! I think about you all out there all the time. This is just so awful!! My prayers go out to you and all your friends and neighbors.

parTea lady said...

Thanks for the update - how terrible for your friends and all involved. Will keep you in prayer.

From the Kitchen said...

We've been watching this with great concern for all. Thanks for sharing your personal views. Keep safe!

Best,
Bonnie

ellen b. said...

So frightening. Praying...

Rizzi said...

OH MY, A PRAYER GOES OUT TO ALL THE PEOPLE AND THEIR HOMES AND OUR FIRE FIGHTING MEN....GOD BLESS THEM ALL...
ALSO A PRAYER FOR YOU AND YOUR HOME AND STORE.....GARDEN OF THE GODS....I WAS THERE WITH MY HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER JENNY MANY YEARS AGO...IT IS REALLY SOMETHING...GOD BE WITH YOU ALL....RIZZI

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
So sorry to har the fires have escalated in you area. All that smoke must affect people for miles.
Sending prayers from Ontario to those who have lost everything and to the rest to stay safe.
Hugs,
Judith

relevanttealeaf said...

Thank you for the update. I was wondering about you and praying you weren't effected. So sorry to hear about the great loss your friends have encountered. Praying the fires are extinguished soon.
~ Phyllis

my cup of tea said...

Sending many prayers your way Bernideen.
~Donna~

Zinnia said...

I am crying for all Matrei else understands all of the damage is done in nature and wildlife. Families' homes gone. Photos memories. I pray that this must end now. Warm Hug Zinnia

Martha said...

Bernideen -- prayers are with you -- these fires are so tragic. Prayers to the firefighters as well.

Amy said...

Prayers going out to all affected by the fires.

The city of Houston here in Texas is just full of smoke from that fire believe it or not. Something with the wind direction and jet stream.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda J. said...

My prayers are with you, your friends and family.

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Bernideen, I'm so sorry to hear this. How dreadful for everyone! Will keep you all in my prayers. Take care.

Blessings,
Sandi

Johanna said...

Dear Bernideen,
its really a disaster. I am praying for all who are in danger. Thank you for the update. It must be so scaring to live there.
Hugs and greetings, Johanna

Storybook Woods said...

Bernideen, you have been on my mind. I am praying for you and your town. Clarice

Angela McRae said...

My heart goes out to all who have suffered loss in the tragic fires. Thank you for posting updates.