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.
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.
The High Park Fire has consumed an estimated at 68,200 acres as of Wednesday evening. Following our previous picture collection from Buckhorn Mtn., Grace Hood went inside the High Park Fire this afternoon with the media tour and brought back these pictures.