Photos: Bad Colorado Wildfire

3 07 2012

Utility workers search for gas leaks in the Mountain Shadows subdivision after the community was ravaged by the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs, Colorado July 2, 2012. Residents began returning to charred areas of Colorado Springs on Sunday after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and left the landscape a blackened wasteland. The so-called Waldo Canyon Fire has scorched 17,659 acres (7,149 hectares), burned 346 homes and devastated communities around Colorado Springs, the state’s second-largest city, since it began eight days ago. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Firefighters are still working to stop the bad wildfire in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Colorado wildfire is known as Waldo Canyon Fire.

Waldo Canyon Fire has scorched 17,659 acres (7,149 hectares) and burned  about 346 homes.

It is the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history.

In Utah, the Rosecrest Fire has burned at least two homes in the foothills around Herriman.

And about 200 homes around the area are in danger if the fire spread.

This is a disaster.

I am very sad and sorry to the ones who lost their homes.

In June, there was a huge wide fire in New Mexico.

Members of Bighorn 209, a hand crew from the Crow Agency in Montana check for hot spots on the Waldo Canyon Fire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 29, 2012. After declaring a “major disaster” in the state early Friday and promising federal aid, President Barack Obama got a firsthand view of the wildfires and their toll on residential communities. More than 30,000 people have been evacuated in what is now the most destructive wildfire in state history. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

A helicopter drops water over the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs, Colorado July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Policemen stand guard over residents who were temporarily allowed to visit their homes destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire in the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Plumes of smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire rise in front of a sunset in Colorado Springs, Colorado on July 1, 2012. Residents began returning to charred areas of Colorado Springs on Sunday after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history forced tens of thousands of people from their homes and left the landscape a blackened wasteland. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Residents of the Mountain Shadows area view their properties on Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Even people who know their homes are still standing have some anxiety over temporary visits being allowed today to wildfire-devastated neighborhoods around Colorado Springs. About 10,000 people are still out of their homes, having been among 30,000 who initially fled the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history.(AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Susannah Kay)

An ominous cloud of smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire rises from the south behind the Air Force Academy’s Cadet Chapel as cadets head for a briefing on evacuation procedures in Colorado Springs, Colorado in this June 27, 2012 photograph released on July 1, 2012. The Academy evacuated more than 600 families and 110 dormitory residents from the base the evening of June 27. REUTERS/Carol Lawrence/U.S. Air Force photo/Files

Scorched ground is seen right next to a home during the fire in the foothills above Herriman Utah on Friday, June 29, 2012. Officials say the wildfire has burned at least two homes and threatens 200 more in the foothills around Herriman, southwest of Salt Lake City. No injuries are immediately reported. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Jeremy Harmon)

An air tanker drops retardant on a fire after it engulfed homes in the Rose Canyon area of Herriman, Utah, Friday afternoon, June 29, 2012. Officials say the Rosecrest Fire has burned at least two homes and threatens 200 more in the foothills around Herriman, southwest of Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Ravell Call)

In this aerial photo, homes untouched by the Waldo Canyon fire stand next to the charred lots where neighboring homes were burned to the ground in the Mountain Shadows subdivision area of Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. Colorado Springs officials said Thursday that hundreds of homes have been destroyed by the raging wildfire. (AP Photo/Denver Post, RJ Sangosti)

A helicopter tries to put out fire on the Waldo Canyon wildfire as it moved into subdivisions and destroyed homes in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Gaylon Wampler)

A plume of smoke rises behind homes on the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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New Mexico’s Largest Forest Wildfire – Photos

31 05 2012

A huge wildfire has burnt more than 170,000 acres of New Mexico.

This is the largest fire in New Mexico history.

The wildfire had already burnt  265 square miles of the Gila National Forest.

It burnt buildings, houses and trees.

The wildfire may spread to the area where a big nuclear power plant, Los Alamos National Laboratory is situated.

If  the Los Alamos National Laboratory caught fire, it can cause nuclear radiation around the area.

Wildfire is a disaster, in this case it is a natural disaster because fire officials said it was caused by lighting on May 16, 2012.

People lost their valuable items and the country lost the precious trees.

It took years and years for those trees to grow.

Huge wildfire also releases a large amounts of carbon dioxide and lots and lots of smoke.

That causes air pollution and a lot of health problems.

The smoke can make a very large area hazy and may cause accidents.

I am very sad and sorry for the people who lost their homes, trees and other valuable items.

Looking at the photos reminds of Micheal Jackson’s Earth Song video clip.

It very sad for the world to lost that much trees in only a short time.

This image provided by the U.S. Forest Service shows a May 29, 2012 photo, of the massive blaze in the Gila National Forest is seen from Cliff, N.M. Fire officials said Wednesday the wildfire has burned more than 265 square miles has become the largest fire in New Mexico history. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

Burnt out terrain off of Forest Rd. 141 in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico, is seen in this handout photo supplied by the United States Forest Service on May 30, 2012. New Mexico’s Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire, still raging in the rugged mountains of the Gila National Forest, has grown to more than 170,000 acres, becoming the largest wildfire in the state’s history, fire officials said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Steven Meister/Mt. Taylor Hotshots/USFS/Handout

A fire burns in the Gila National Forest in this handout image courtesy of the United States Forest Service dated May 27, 2012. The so-called Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire was ignited by lightning on May 16, fire officials said. Picture taken May 27, 2012. REUTERS/USFS/Steven Meister/Handout

Firefighters battle a wind-driven fire that has destroyed at least two homes and a number of outbuildings in Topaz Ranch Estates, south of Gardnerville, Nev., on Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

Firefighters battle a wildfire south of Gardnerville, Nev., on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The fast-moving blaze near the Nevada-California line destroyed at least two homes on Tuesday as it forced evacuations and sent up huge plumes of black smoke, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

This photo provided by InciWeb Incident Information System shows the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire in Mogollon, N.M., a privately owned ghost town which was ordered to evacuate. Fire officials in New Mexico said Saturday, May 26, 2012, that the blaze has shrunk slightly to 82,000 acres but is still 0 percent contained because of weather conditions. (AP Photo/InciWeb Incident Information System)





A Day in Melaka (Malacca)

6 03 2010

Yesterday I went to Melaka to visit Uncle Khairul Najmi’s mother.

Her name is Opah Asmah Idris.

Uncle Najmi is my father’s good friend.

She had a heart attack on Sunday.

She is now in the CCU ward of Hospital Melaka.

I met Atuk Idris and Aunty Aini at the hospital.

(but we forgot to take photo at the hospital)

After that we had lunch at ‘Lot 85’ with my father’s friends.

Their names are Aunty Jennifer Lim, Uncle Lee Chong Seong, Uncle Yong Chin Fook, Uncle David Wang and Uncle Ridwan Aziz.


They are Sulaimanians – they used to study at Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School (SSSS) in Kuala Terengganu. (The school blog – Click)

Now they live in Melaka.

I eat tasty nasi ayam (chicken rice) and drink a nice, cold lime juice.

We stop at Masjid Al-Azim for zohor.


On the way home, I saw a forest fire by the highway.

Forest fire is a disaster.

The forest fire reminds me of Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’.

I am sad because I was asleep in the car when Auntie Yaman called from Sudan.

I enjoyed the trip and hope to go to Melaka again.





Michael Jackson’s Earth Song

3 01 2010

The ‘Earth Song’ is about the bad things some people did to the Earth.

I love the song very much because it tells us to stop destroying our Earth.

People cut down trees, killed wild animals, start forest fire and war.

The video clip shows in the rain forest of Amazon, South America people are cutting down trees.

The rain forest was beautiful before they cut down trees.

But after people cut down the trees there is no more beautiful green trees.

The video clip also shows the war in Croatia.

I can see houses that were destroyed by bomb and no green trees.

The place was so green and beautiful before the war.

Now there are war in Palestine and Afghanistan.

I saw dead elephant in Tanzania, Africa.

People killed the elephants because they want the elephants’ tasks.

Other wild animals such as zebra, giraffes, sea lions and dolphins are also in danger.

Forest fire burn the trees, animals and humans.

In the video clip Micheal Jackson was not burnt because it was not a real forest fire 🙂

We have to save our Earth from disasters.

Michael Jackson singing ‘Earth Song’

We have to stop the war, stop the fire, stop killing wild animals and stop cutting down the trees.

Bulldozer cutting down the trees

We have to save the Earth.

I think I will write a song entitled ‘Stop Destroying Our Earth’.








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