High Park Fire


Fri July 5, 2013

More Federal Funding To Protect Northern Colorado Water

A helicopter helping fight the 2012 High Park Fire in northern Colorado
U.S. Forest Service Creative Commons/Flickr


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


Fri June 7, 2013

For Better For Worse, Rebuilding After The High Park Fire

Mike Guli works on a Buffalo coat in his studio rebuilt after the High Park Fire.
Grace Hood KUNC

This week we’ve been looking at both the property and the people impacted by rebuilding following last June’s High Park Fire. Mike and Sharon Guli were among the first evacuated when the fire broke out Saturday, June 9th.

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