Fire crews working against the High Park Fire took advantage of yesterday’s cooler temperatures and calmer winds.
The Fort Collins-Loveland Airport is playing a key role in the efforts to fight the High Park Fire. The small commuter airport located between the two cities is a landing and refueling place for single engine air tankers and helicopters. Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Jefferson County is the base for heavy air tankers.
The High Park Fire has scorched more than 43,443 and is only 5% percent contained. Fire mangers say part of the difficulty in fighting the fire is because the fire itself isn’t behaving in a typical fashion.