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5:57am

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Displaces People, Animals

A newborn Alpacca and her mother rest at the large animal evacuation shelter at the Ranch in Loveland. The pair were part of a 140 heard evacuated from the High Park burn area Sunday morning.
Nathan Heffel
  • Grace Hood & Nathan Heffel reporting for KUNC News

A wildfire burning west of Fort Collins has now scorched more than 20,000 acres and damaged or destroyed at least 18 structures over the weekend. Hundreds of people and animals have been evacuated as the fire continues burns out of control.

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4:21pm

Sun June 10, 2012
Wildfires

Slideshow: Pictures From The High Park Fire

Dave Dennis KUNC

KUNC Personnel had obtained permission to visit our transmitter facility on Buckhorn Mtn. today. They weren't able to make it up to the site, but they did bring back some pictures.

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5:58am

Sun June 10, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Day 2 Updates

Janice Naylor US Forest Service
  • Grace Hood reporting for KUNC News & NPR

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 estimated 20,000+ by  the end of Sunday. Our day 1 updates are archived here, this post serves to archive updates from Sunday, June 10th.

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4:09pm

Sat June 9, 2012
Wildfires

Photo: Satellite Image of High Park Fire

Satellite image of the High Park Fire with notations added by Tom Yulsman
Tom Yulsman MODIS

The size of the High Park Fire has expanded rapidily, now at a reported 2,000 - 3,000 acres. Here is a satellite image from MODIS, giving you an aerial view of the size of the fire.

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12:15pm

Sat June 9, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Day 1 Updates

High Park Fire at sunset over Terry Lake north of Fort Collins
Kirk Mowers KUNC

The High Park Fire is burning just west of Fort Collins & Loveland. The fire is 8,000 acres and 0% contained. The fire has also impacted the KUNC transmitter site at Buckhorn Mtn. 91.5fm is off the air currently.

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