The High Park Fire has proven to be stubborn, with winds fanning growth and containment of the fire dropping last night from 60% to 45%. 75,537 acres have been blackened since June 9th.
Colorado Senator Mark Udall was briefed Friday about efforts to contain the High Park Fire, as well as the strength of the US Forest Service air tanker fleet.
New evacuations were ordered Friday afternoon for the High Park Fire.
For most of us, the Hayman Fire registers as the largest in Colorado history. But trees across Colorado—and the ecologists who study them—tell a different story.
Lessons learned from Colorado’s largest wildfire in recorded history might help restoration efforts in the forests and watersheds affected by the current High Park Fire west of Fort Collins.