Sat June 23, 2012

Estes Park Fire: 100% Containment Expected By Sunday Night

High resolution version of the picture originally posted to Twitter on June 23rd.
T. Alan Hill Used with permission

Crews worked to fight a fire in Estes Park on Saturday afternoon. The fire was near the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Fri June 22, 2012


Thu June 21, 2012

High Park Fire: 68,200 Acres, Optimism About Additional Containment

NOTE: Maps represent approximate information.
U.S. Forest Service

Currently at 68,200 acres, the High Park Fire continues to burn west of west of Fort Collins. Containment remains at 55%, but fire officials are optimistic about additional containment by the end of day.

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Thu June 21, 2012
Fire Restrictions

Fire Restrictions Tighten as Extreme Fire Danger Continues

Campfires aren't permitted under Stage II fire restrictions
Dawn Huczek Creative Commons/Flickr

Amid high fire danger and continued hot, dry weather, some Colorado communities are enhancing their fire restrictions this week.

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Wed June 20, 2012

Inside the High Park Fire Burn Zone

Grace Hood

The media were allowed a first glimpse of what it looks like inside the High Park Fire burn zone on Wednesday. An escorted caravan along the lower part of the Poudre Canyon—Highway 14—showed charred black and gray hillsides. Perhaps most remarkable was the random path of the fire. As KUNC’s Grace Hood reports, some homes were leveled, while the rest of the block was left standing.

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