Thu June 14, 2012

Red Cross Provides Help to High Park Fire Victims

American Red Cross
  • Colorado Public Radio's Pat Mack speaks to Red Cross counselor Marlene Husson about how the agency is helping victims of the High Park fire.

There’s still no exact word on just how many homes have been impacted by the High Park fire west of Fort Collins. Mental health counselors from the Red Cross have been on hand this week at the evacuation center at The Ranch in Loveland.

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Wed June 13, 2012

In The Line of Fire: Protecting Greeley's Water Supply

Milton Seaman reservoir
city of Greeley

In the wake of several devastating wildfires this year including the High Park Fire, Greeley officials are concerned about the city’s water supply. Two of Greeley’s main reservoirs are right in the burn zone.

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Wed June 13, 2012

High Park Fire: How You Can Help

Cows in a pasture near the High Park Fire zone.
Dave Dennis KUNC

While evacuees await news of their homes, Coloradans in the surrounding area are looking for ways to help. HelpColoradoNow.org, a partnership between the Colorado Division of Emergency Management and Colorado Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster, says volunteers are not needed at this time.

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Wed June 13, 2012

Slideshow: High Park Fire Pictures From Buckhorn Mtn.

View to the south of the transmitter site on Buckhorn Mtn.
Larry Selzle KUNC

The transmitter site at Buckhorn Mtn. was threatened by the High Park Fire which started on Saturday. The fire quickly grew and swept the site, knocking out power. KUNC was knocked off the air and county communications moved to battery backup.

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Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

As Wildfires Rage, 'A Helpless Feeling'

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 8:14 am

Near Laporte, Colo., earlier this week, smoke billowed from the mountains. In the foreground: A helicopter was dumping water on a hotspot.
Marc Piscotty Getty Images