High Park Fire

12:04am

Wed June 27, 2012
Wildfires

The High Park Fire Base Camp: A Respite From The Blaze

One of the many Incident Command tents which dot the High Park Fire base camp.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

After the start of the High Park Fire, the population of Ft. Collins jumped by nearly 2,000 as firefighters and support staff from around the country set up camp on the northwestern edge of town.

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12:00am

Wed June 27, 2012
Wildfires

Red Zone: Policies Put More Coloradans at Risk

Tom Scanlan, right, surveys the damage to his home and property in the Kuehster Road neighborhood near Aspen Park, Colo., with Bruce Ellis on June 7, 2012.
Michael Kodas I-News
  • Morning Edition Host Emily Boyer interviews I-News' Michael Kodas & Burt Hubbard

The number of wildfires in Colorado has exploded during the past decade. So has the number of people living in high-risk fire zones.

And public policies for dealing with both actually risk making the state’s fire danger even worse, an I-News Network investigation found.

In the past two decades, a quarter million people have moved into Colorado’s red zones – the parts of the state at risk for the most dangerous wildfires. Today, one of every four Colorado homes is in a red zone.

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11:22pm

Tue June 26, 2012
Wildfires

Flagstaff Mountain Fire Threatens Homes, NCAR in Boulder

The Flagstaff Fire, as seen over the Flatiron mountains Tuesday, is believed to have been sparked by lightning.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

While the Waldo Canyon Fire exploded again in Colorado Springs Tuesday, firefighters in Boulder also had their hands full with a new wildfire that forced mandatory evacuations for homes on Flagstaff Mountain. 

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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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6:39pm

Tue June 26, 2012
Wildfires

See Five Colorado Wildfires From Space

A satellite photo of Colorado from June 23rd. Click on photo to enlarge. Fires are outlined in red.
Jesse Allen NASA Earth Observatory

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