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Journal Entry: Wed Jun 12, 2013, 8:37 AM
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EDIT 3: The fire is 75% contained. =] I've been out of the pre-evac zone for a couple of days now, but this is the first time I've updated since then. I've been working on cleaning up my room before I start bringing back everything. Approximately 500 homes were lost in the fire. =/ Thousands more were saved, but it's still heartbreaking to hear about that many families being displaced. Even with that though, the firefighters have been making leaps and bounds in terms of progress. And with that little update, I have things to do, including taking care of my DA again. Thank you all for your prayers, thoughts, and support.

EDIT 2:
First off, the layout of the journal entries has changed and it's kinda weird. But anyways beyond that... Two of my friends who are under mandatory evacuation still have their houses. I'm so happy. Looking at a detailed map it looks as if the fire got close to one, but didn't quite make it. The other one lives a bit further from the fire and it hasn't crossed one specific street. A third friend, however, may not be so lucky. About 75% of the houses on his street are gone and they're not sure if theirs is one of them. I know this family and they'll take it in stride. It sucks 'cause they've been building the house for the past few years and they were almost done, but yeah. I'm just glad they're safe. Just so you guys know, here is how hard working and competent and generally amazing our fire fighters are: vimeo.com/68342641 They were fantastic last year and they're fantastic this year. So far two people (I don't think I know them) have died, a lot of houses have burned, and a lot more people have been evacuated. I'm still under pre-evac and I'll be going out of town tomorrow. However all my really expensive/dear/generally awesome items are out of the danger zone, so I'm not worried. Even if I did only have a couple things I could grab as long as I'm alive and everyone I know is alive, I'm alright. =] So yeah. If you're curious and want more consistent updates, you can look here: www.facebook.com/kktv11news?fr… So yeah, so far, so good.

EDIT:
So, I'm still not in too much trouble, however my area is under pre-evacuation notice. My family and I have packed up and moved out a lot of our more expensive/valuable/sentimental items. So long as the fire doesn't cross the highway we'll be fine. However, while things are generally calm as of now, the winds are supposed to be picking up again this evening. I'm still not overly worried, but that's just a general update.

Guys, my city is burning again. =( We don't know anything about how or why yet, but I have friends who have lost their homes and whose homes are in immediate danger. I'd say about 10 friends or so. www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06… gazette.com/home-reportedly-bu… www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Fi… This is sucky timing. We just had the Waldo Canyon Fire Last year. The eerie thing is, :iconryuu-kizu: and I were discussing how it was a good thing that it wasn't Black Forest, as Black Forest would go up in flames...fast. We need prayers and we need support. Black Forest is gorgeous and I'm deeply saddened by it going up in flames.

On a personal level, my house isn't in any immediate danger, just given the weather patterns we usually have here. However even I'm not out of the woods yet. If the fire changes direction, as it most likely can, I may have to evacuate. I'm just stupidly, ridiculously blessed that the fire wasn't started more north of where it was. =/ We don't know if this is arson or pure carelessness. Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if it were the former just given the timing and the fact that we've had two seriously major fires within the past year. I don't like giving out information on where I live online, but here's what the evacuation and pre-evac zones look like: maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&… Seriously. If the fire had started in Fox Run Park, I would have had to evacuate. THAT is how close it is to me. I won't give more specifics than that, but like I said, if the weather patterns warp for whatever strange reason, I'll likely have to leave.

So yeah, that's what's going on. Everyone I know is safe, as they have evacuated or are on pre-evacuation notice. Just please, please pray. And just as a warning, don't even THINK about making any comments along the lines of, "Well these people know they live in a high fire danger zone blah blah blah blah blah..." It sounds like some reporters were making those comments yesterday and it pisses me off. I'll block your sorry arse if I read anything of the sort. Yes, it's a very high fire danger zone, but on the same note we haven't had fires out there since about the '80s or so. So yeah. No smart mouthed comments regarding this situation. I'm in a no tolerance mood right now.

In the same note, it sounds like Rocky Mountain National Park, where I was last weekend, is also on fire. I'm thankful I'm at home right now.

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:iconderpnmazer:
DerpNmazer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
hugs
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
=]
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:iconkawaiijeishi:
kawaiijeishi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
stay safe!!!
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I will!
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:iconkawaiijeishi:
kawaiijeishi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
okay good :(
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:iconluxris:
Luxris Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My thoughts are with you and your family, I sincerely hope everything turns out all right.
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks. =] We should be fine, but I'm more concerned about people closer to the fire than I am.
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:iconluxris:
Luxris Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, it's a terrible shame what's happening, I hope nobody got injured...
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
So far we can't say for 100% certain. However, the one missing person there was earlier has been found and is safe. This is also absolutely adorable. =] [link]
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:iconluxris:
Luxris Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thats good news.

And the video will not load for me, but that sounds adorable!
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:iconbeautyisinthedreams:
BeautyisintheDreams Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Praying for you and your friends and family!!! <3 Please stay safe!!!
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
<3 Thanks! We're all ready to go if we get placed under mandatory evac.
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:iconqueen-of-beers:
Queen-of-Beers Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really sorry that this is happening. I got you in my prayers
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks. =] I'm still alright for the time being.
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:iconqueen-of-beers:
Queen-of-Beers Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really glad to hear that :) <3
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
<3 =]
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
I hope you and yours remain safe during this crisis. :tighthug: :pray:
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
We're doing well so far. =]
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Good, I just read your update. I hope the fire stays across the highway and away from you. :hug:
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Me too. @A@ I'll be gone this weekend, so I'm glad that it's staying away for the time being.
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Where are you going for the weekend?
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Hot springs somewhere in the mountains from tomorrow 'til Saturday. =] ~Ryuu-Kizu and I are going up with some friends. It'll be nice to just get away from a lot of this. Majority of the things I care about are packed and ready to go and/or already elsewhere. Most of my family's valuables are elsewhere. So basically, we'll be packing a bit more if we need to, but at this point we can grab the cats and go if the police/firefighters say to leave.
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:iconwondermanrules:
wondermanrules Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
That's good. I mean at the very least you'll be safe if things go wrong and you got most of your important stuff out of harm's way.

I hope things work out for the best for you and yours :hug:
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:iconenvymachinery:
EnvyMachinery Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
It's fucked up, isn't it? This happening again so soon makes me afraid of living anywhere wooded, especially if it's a dry environment.
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I'd love to live in Black Forest, but yeah. Fires are a risk.
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:iconenvymachinery:
EnvyMachinery Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
It is pretty nice up there. I've taken a couple of random car trips to just look around, one of which was to take Itachi pictures.
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Hahaa, it's still beautiful, even with the burn scars. =] I kind of want to check out Waldo Canyon. I've heard plants are starting to grow there again.
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FadingNoctis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Wow. I will definitely pray for you and your family. *hugs*
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks. =]
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:iconrevealedprankster:
RevealedPrankster Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kytelian, me and all my family will be praying for your family, friends and your safety. I hope that everything will be alright in the future and that the fire won't reach you or anyone you know. Take care and good luck.
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks. <3 So far I'm still fine. Still under pre-evac. My family has gotten out most or all of our important belongings. Unfortunately, I already know of a few friends who have been affected somehow. I don't know if any of them have lost homes at this point, but a lot have been evacuated.
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RevealedPrankster Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...Alright. All of them will be in our prayers. Stay safe. You, your family, and your friends.I'll keep praying for your safety and for this catastrophe to end soon.
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks. <3 I'll be out of town tomorrow and part of Saturday, but I have all my things taken care of in the case of a mandatory evacuation. I just need to let my mom know how to take care of my neighbor's dog if he's not home to get her.
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RevealedPrankster Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very well. I hope you enjouy yourself while you're out. Take care~!
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks, I shall! =D
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RevealedPrankster Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^-^
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ReiGodric Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh! <:0
I'm not much for praying but I'll do so. I hope all turns out for the good and everyone gets out safely. :hug: Stay safe yourself as well!!
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
So far no casualties we know of, so we're doing alright. =] I'm still under pre-evac, but that's it so far. The wind seems to have changed directions (which is good for me), but we're still being cautious and prepared.
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ReiGodric Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is good. I hope the fire dies out quickly. :/ I fricken hate natural disasters because there is little you can do but evacuate. During Katrina, we thought we would come home to nothing. Luckily, everything was fine. I hope the same for you and your loved ones.
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Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
I'd rather go through a fire than a hurricane in all honesty. There's at least a certain amount of control over a fire. It's still really devastating, but you can protect things. It's harder during a hurricane. You can still do things to fortify your home and you can evacuate, but it's more difficult. I'm glad you guys were alright through that though. It's rough.
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ReiGodric Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea. The worst part of it all is not know what is going to happen though, with both.
I just realized we are actually in hurricane season. Bugger. -,- It seems like all the weather and heat is just going ape-shit.
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Grumpydrawer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you and your friends will be allright. I wouldn't be suprised if it was arson, considering how heartless people are.
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Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
We're all alive and safe, so I'd say that's a good thing. =] I was looking at a list of houses that have burned vs the ones that are still standing or just have some damage. The list of the still standing houses is massive, so our firefighters are doing wonderfully given the situation. They did wonderfully last year too.
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Grumpydrawer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's quite bad luck that all three happened around the same time. The BBC said that the one in the Rocky Mountain National Park was started by lightning. I would say the worst is over, but you don't know what may happen. Although considering the massive effort the firefighters and other services have put in, the worst is hopefully over.
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Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thing is that I was up at RMNP just last weekend. So it started on Monday...right after I left. In terms of the Black Forest fire, the worst isn't over. The fire's only at 5% containment and the wind patterns are erratic. They're doing all they can and no more land/homes were burned today that we know of, but still. Two people are confirmed dead. They were getting ready to evacuate, but they didn't make it. So yeah, until the fire is totally out, we're not through the worst. We thought we'd be alright last year with the Waldo Canyon Fire, then it proceeded to wipe out 300+ homes.
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Grumpydrawer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True the worst isn't over afterall. I've looked at some local coverage of it and it's quite scary.
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Found out earlier two people died trying to evacuate. =( I don't think I know them, but it's still sad. However, the firefighters truly are doing amazingly. [link] Just seriously. They've done amazingly both this year and last. The military in our area is also top notch. They're helping out as well.
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AkariSaku-chan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Kyte-chan! I wish you the best and I hope you, and your friends will be alright! :huggle:
All of you, please stay safe!
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:iconkytelian:
Kytelian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
<3 We'll be alright. We're still not in the direct path of the fire right now, but it has crossed the highway. We're ready for just in case we get evacuated.
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AkariSaku-chan Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Kyte-chan!:huggle:
about this fire though, it has happened before? At the same place, a few years back or so?
You don't know why or?
And it's good to be ready for anything dear!:glomp:
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