High Park Fire


Mon June 18, 2012

After the Blaze: How Will Rain Affect the High Park Fire Burn Zone?

The burn zone at Buckhorn Mtn. This picture was taken June 12th, 2012
Larry Selzel KUNC

Fire managers working the High Park fire west of Ft. Collins have said Mother Nature is the only one who can truly put this fire out. While many are hoping the state’s monsoon rains will arrive early – others are worried about the problem the rains can bring – flooding and erosion.

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Mon June 18, 2012

On Day 10 Of The High Park Fire: Now 58,770 Acres And 50% Containment

Smoke hangs over the High Park Fire on Sunday, June 17th
Dave Dennis KUNC

A red flag warning day and the forecast have brought new concerns for the High Park Fire. Due to these factors, fire officials have asked that residents in the area remain prepared.

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Mon June 18, 2012


Sun June 17, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Returning Home: An Evacuee's Story

A group of alpaca stare anxiously at their owner Denise Haines. She and her 140 herd fled her ranch as the High Park Fire quickly advanced.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Progress is being made in the effort to contain the High Park Fire burning west of Ft. Collins. Hundreds have been displaced by the blaze including Denise Haines. KUNC's Nathan Heffel met Haines last Sunday after she fled, with an entire alpaca herd, from her ranch in Bellevue. 

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Sat June 16, 2012

High Park Fire: Day 8 & 9 Updates

June 16th public information map of the High Park Fire.
U.S. Forest Service

The High Park Fire was reported at about 5:54am on Saturday, June 9th. The Larimer County Sheriff's office has confirmed that 181 homes have been destroyed since the fire first started.

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