KUNC's Erin O'Toole speaks with KUNC's Kirk Siegler about today's change in fire management.
Management of the High Park Fire burning west of Fort Collins has been turned over to a federal Type 1 team today. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole spoke to KUNC’s Kirk Siegler about what that means for fighting the 37,000 acre blaze.
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.
Editor's Note: The 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.