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    Arrow Colorado Fires & APEX Gun Parts

    As many of you already know APEX Gun Parts is currently located in Palmer Lake, Colorado.
    That location is due north of the US Air Force Academy and west of highway I-25.
    Well today most everyone who works at APEX (Jeff included) had to take off for a bit and prepare to evacuate their homes.
    All the effected people loaded their vehicles and came back to the shop!
    No one had to come back, they wanted to.

    Here is the notice we received::

    The Town of Palmer Lake, Colorado

    JOINT PRESS RELEASE

    June 27, 2012

    From: Monument Tri-Lakes Fire Protection District
    Donald Wescott Fire Protection District
    Monument Police Department
    Palmer Lake Police Department

    As previously released by the Incident Command Center in Colorado Springs, the geographic areas located north of the Air Force Academy, west of I-25, and south of County Line Rd are under a pre-evacuation notice.

    Residents should begin preparations in case of a mandatory evacuation. Your preparations should include gathering important paperwork, prescriptions, insurance policy information, personal valuables, clothing, pets, etc.

    As witnessed yesterday, wildland fires are unpredictable and can become very intense in a matter of minutes. We encourage you to take the time necessary to prepare your personal items and get everything in order. A little preparation will go a long way!

    Since this situation is subject to change based upon numerous variables, it is recommended to keep abreast of the situation by checking with the local news stations or through
    InciWeb the Incident Information System: Current Incidents
    for the most current information.

    Your local law enforcement agencies and fire departments are prepared and ready to fight this fire. You can help by being prepared and ready to evacuate if necessary.

    AS always taking care of our customer orders is the first priority.
    The folks not included in the above order doubled their efforts today so our people who live in the effected area could make their preparations.
    We at APEX will man the phones and ship out orders until such time as we are ordered to evacuate.
    We are hoping that all the brave firefighters and the aircrews of the water bombers can stop this blaze on the Air Force Academy grounds. That is where they are making a stand.

    You can listen to their efforts live thru your computer media player here::
    Colorado Springs and El Paso County, Colorado Fire and EMS Live Scanner Audio Feed

    So far no one here at APEX has lost a home, and our hearts go out to all the residents of Colorado Springs who have been evacuated or have lost their home to this fire.
    I will post updates here when changes happen.
    I am doing this from my home computer that is well away from the fire, I just have a cloud of smoke hanging over this part of Colorado Springs.
    We have each done what we can at home and at APEX to be ready for what the next few days will bring.
    It is business as usual and we will be manning the phones and packing your orders.

    My thanks to everyone, we appreciate your business, our customers are the best!

    Richard@apexgunparts.com
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    Richard you and the team stay safe and do what you need to in order to save you and yours.

    Gunco
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    Basically what Gunco said, take care of yourselves first and stay safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunco View Post
    Richard you and the team stay safe and do what you need to in order to save you and yours.

    Gunco
    Agreed. You all take care of yourselves and stay safe.
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    Listened for a while this morning-they sent 8 engines for a firebreak and it jumped them!! Those guys got some balls!

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    I fought wild fires for 12 years with the Forest Service and know all to well what they are,, so don't take any chances guys,, be safe and good luck.

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    I appreciate all the support.
    We are monitoring the situation and making sure everyone will have time to get clear if the fire makes another run..

    The 8AM status briefing just ended.
    All the Officials are hopeful for today because the weather is less of a problem.
    There are no changes to the evacuation and pre-evacuation orders.
    The other local military bases have added assets to the crews working on the Air Force Academy.
    Right now the fire is 5% contained, I hope they can gain more containment today.

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    I just watched the 4 PM briefing about the fire.
    The good news is it is now 10% contained.
    They hope the daily reports will be positive and bring that number up.
    However, here are the other numbers:
    18,500 acres burned
    32, 000 people evacuated
    346 homes lost on the 36 streets they have checked so far.
    There are some people unaccounted for.
    No changes to the evacuation and pre-evacuation zones.
    The Police have made an arrest for a burglary in an evacuated zone.
    And, they still do not know what was the cause/start of this fire.

    I am hoping this is a good night for the fire fighting efforts and they can knock this blaze back.

    Richard
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    Did you get any rain today? We got about 10 minutes up here in the Boulder/Longmont area. Not enough to help with the fires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grendeljaeger View Post
    Did you get any rain today? We got about 10 minutes up here in the Boulder/Longmont area. Not enough to help with the fires.
    Yes, just enough to coat me with wet soot as I rode my motorcycle home from work!
    The winds and any lightning are the real concern with any storm that goes thru.

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