Environment

9:16am

Mon June 18, 2012
Wildfires

On Day 10 Of The High Park Fire: Now 58,770 Acres And 50% Containment

Smoke hangs over the High Park Fire on Sunday, June 17th
Dave Dennis KUNC

A red flag warning day and the forecast have brought new concerns for the High Park Fire. Due to these factors, fire officials have asked that residents in the area remain prepared.

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7:40am

Mon June 18, 2012

10:15am

Sat June 16, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Day 8 & 9 Updates

June 16th public information map of the High Park Fire.
U.S. Forest Service

The High Park Fire was reported at about 5:54am on Saturday, June 9th. The Larimer County Sheriff's office has confirmed that 181 homes have been destroyed since the fire first started.

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11:57am

Thu June 14, 2012
The Two-Way

This Past May Was Second Warmest On Record

A map showing above and below average temperatures around the world in May.
NOAA

Every month, NOAA puts out a report wrapping up big climate trends. Today, it reports that this past May was the second warmest on record.

"May 2012 also marks the 36th consecutive May and 327thconsecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports.

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7:37am

Thu June 14, 2012
Widlfires

High Park Fire: Day 6 Updates

Some of the burn area inside of the High Park Fire zone. This photo was taken on June 12th.
Dave Dennis KUNC

Editor's NoteThe High Park Fire started on Saturday, June 9th. Winds and high temperatures helped the fire rapidly spread. The blaze has grown from an initial 8,000 acres by the end of Saturday to an announced 52,000 acres by the end of Thursday. You can review our timeline of the fire in the High Park Fire archive.

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