High Park Fire: One Year Later


Fri August 16, 2013

High Park Fire Recovery Manager Announces New Mitigation Work

YouTube Screencapture of flash flooding, Wolf Sanctuary, High Park Burn Zone


Sun July 7, 2013

Burn Zone Flood Potential Varies By Storm

One year after the High Park Fire, the threat of landslides and flooding in the burn area depends on multiple factors, like the gradient of the land. Picture taken June, 2013
Credit Grace Hood / KUNC

It may not seem like it, but flash flooding and wildfires go hand in hand. The burned areas that wildfires leave behind are devoid of natural ground cover that keeps the soil from eroding too quickly.

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Mon June 10, 2013

Living In A Wildfire Zone? Get Prepared Now

Fire crews in Poudre Canyon at High Park Fire June 27, 2012
U.S. Forest Service


Sun June 9, 2013

A Year Later, Few Residents Have Rebuilt After Colorado Fire

Originally published on Sun June 9, 2013 10:58 am

The High Park wildfire swept through the rural area northwest of Fort Colins, Colo., last June, leaving one person dead.
Ed Andrieski AP

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the High Park fire northwest of Fort Collins, Colo. The blaze consumed 259 homes in the rural area, but so far only 10 households have finished rebuilding a year later.

As Gary and Martha Lemert sort through photographs from the High Park fire, it takes just one before and after shot to convey the complete devastation of their 10-acre property.

All they had left after the fire was a green roof that looked like it had been melted on top of gray rubble. All told, the Lemerts lost eight buildings, including a garage and a guest house.

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Sat June 8, 2013
High Park Fire

A Year On, How The High Park Fire Unfolded

High Park Fire at sunset over Terry Lake north of Fort Collins on June 9, 2012.
Credit Kirk Mowers / KUNC