Fort Collins

10:45am

Wed June 27, 2012

5:13am

Wed June 27, 2012
The Two-Way

'Epic' Wildfire Sends Tens Of Thousands Scrambling For Safety In Colorado

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 4:17 pm

Flames from the Waldo Canyon Fire glowed on the western side of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday night.
Bryan Oller AP

"A firestorm of epic proportions" continues to threaten Colorado Springs, Colo., as more than 1,000 firefighters battle flames that by midday had forced more than 26,000 people to flee their homes.

It was local Fire Chief Rich Brown who called the inferno epic Tuesday night. Today, Lt. Jeff Kramer of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said it's an event "that is certainly unprecedented in this city," The Denver Post reports.

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7:48pm

Tue June 26, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: 87,284 Acres And 65% Contained

The High Park Fire at sunset, photo taken on June 11th.
Dave Dennis KUNC

The High Park Fire, still burning west of Fort Collins, is now 87,284 acres and 65% contained. The total number of homes lost to the blaze stands at 257.

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8:52am

Tue June 26, 2012
inTune Station Blog

91.5fm Is Back At Full Power

Jim Hill KUNC

Electricity has been restored at Buckhorn Mtn. and we're happy to report that KUNC is back on our main transmitter. Buckhorn Mtn. had been without power since the start of the High Park Fire on June 9th.

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12:57pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Wildfires

Wildfires: Rocky Mountain Area Considered Level 5

http://gacc.nifc.gov

Officials have declared that the Rocky Mountain area has moved to preparedness level 5, which is the most severe on the scale.

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