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7:20am

Tue June 12, 2012
Wildfires

Size Matters: Ranking the High Park Fire

Snorkle Helicopter fighting the High Park Fire.
Dave Dennis KUNC

2002 was Colorado’s most destructive wildfire season. But 2012 is starting to set records of its own.

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5:51am

Tue June 12, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Has Grown to One of The Largest in Colorado History

Smoke and some visible flame pour off a mountain top as part of the High Park Fire. Photo taken on June 11th, 2012
Dave Dennis KUNC
  • KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports on the High Park Fire for NPR.

Crews are struggling to get the upper hand on several large, destructive wildfires burning across the parched southern Rockies. In Colorado, the High Park Fire that sparked over the weekend has quickly grown to be one the largest wildfires in state history.

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4:28pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

Don't Choke On The Smoke

High Park Fire picture from June 10th.
Joseph Hardin Used With Permission
  • Jackie Fortier interviews Christopher Dan

Smoke from the High Park Fire continues to coat the Front Range in a murky haze that can even be seen from space, but many Coloradans are just wondering if it’s safe to go outside.

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3:20pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Evacuees Getting Some Details on Home Loss

Dave Dennis KUNC
  • Grace Hood has an update from Monday morning's citizen briefing for those evacuated by the High Park Fire.

Hundreds of Firefighters are struggling to contain an out of control wildfire that’s scorched more than 37,000 acres northwest of Fort Collins.

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2:55pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Under New Management

Bill Hahnenberg, Incident Commander.
Kirk Siegler KUNC
  • KUNC's Erin O'Toole speaks with KUNC's Kirk Siegler about today's change in fire management.

Management of the High Park Fire burning west of Fort Collins has been turned over to a federal Type 1 team today. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole spoke to KUNC’s Kirk Siegler about what that means for fighting the 37,000 acre blaze.

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