One of the first agencies on scene of last year's High Park Fire was the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. The department is credited with saving many homes even as eight of their firefighters lost their own.
One year after the High Park Fire destroyed 259 homes, insurance woes, money and time are three major obstacles preventing the majority of High Park Fire victims from rebuilding.
The High Park Fire started almost one year ago on Saturday, June 9, 2012. The 87,284 acre blaze consumed 259 homes northwest of Fort Collins before it was contained almost a month later.
Heavy rains in northern Colorado are reportedly creating small mudslides on the road that runs through the Poudre Canyon.
Wildfire forecasters say Northern Colorado’s fire season should be far less active than last year. That doesn’t mean they’re resting on their laurels though.