Environment

10:55am

Wed June 20, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: 65,738 acres, Soldier Canyon & Mill Canyon Evacuations Lifted

A picture of Soldier Canyon, taken on June 11th, the third day of the High Park Fire.
Dave Dennis KUNC

The High Park Fire has grown to 65,738 acres with 55% containment. Fire officials have lifted evacuations for Soldier Canyon and Mill Canyon Estates.

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10:53am

Wed June 20, 2012
Wildfires

CSU's Pingree Park: From Mountain Campus To Firefighter Spike Camp

View of the smoke from the High Park Fire as seen from Pingree Park Campus, photo taken June, 9th the first day of the fire.
US Forest Service
  • KUNC's Nathan Heffel speaks with Patrick Rastall, Director of CSU's Pingree Park Mountain Campus.

Colorado State University’s Pingree Park Mountain Campus sits on the western flank of the High Park Fire. Even after official evacuation orders, Pingree Park remains active and has become a remote base or “spike” camp for nearly 200 firefighters.

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10:31am

Wed June 20, 2012
Environment

Have Forest Management Policies Increased Fire Risk?

The High Park Fire as seen from the air Sunday, June 10th.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

A troubling theme has emerged during our coverage of the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins; the blaze may only be the first of many large, destructive wildfires to come.

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11:00am

Tue June 19, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: 50% Containment, Pre-evacuation Notice For The Rustic Area

High Park Fire heat IR perimeter map, June 18th 2012
Rulli J Larimer County GIS Department

The High Park Fire is still burning west of Fort Collins and is currently 50% contained. A new pre-evacuation notice was sent for the Rustic area including Glen Echo this morning.

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5:00am

Tue June 19, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Draws Scrutiny of Past Firefighting Efforts

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Governor John Hickenlooper and US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell at the High Park Fire incident command post Saturday.
Kirk Siegler KUNC

With Colorado and the rest of the drought-plagued Southwest coming off a winter that saw a record low snowpack, federal fire managers battling the destructive High Park Fire west of Fort Collins are warning of a long, expensive summer ahead.

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