Sun June 10, 2012

High Park Fire: Day 2 Updates

Janice Naylor US Forest Service
  • Grace Hood reporting for KUNC News & NPR

Editor's NoteThe High Park Fire started on Saturday, June 9th . Winds and high temperatures helped the fire rapidly spread. The blaze has grown from an initial 8,000 acres by the end of Saturday to an estimated 20,000+ by  the end of Sunday. Our day 1 updates are archived here, this post serves to archive updates from Sunday, June 10th.

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Sat June 9, 2012

Photo: Satellite Image of High Park Fire

Satellite image of the High Park Fire with notations added by Tom Yulsman
Tom Yulsman MODIS

The size of the High Park Fire has expanded rapidily, now at a reported 2,000 - 3,000 acres. Here is a satellite image from MODIS, giving you an aerial view of the size of the fire.

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Sat June 9, 2012

High Park Fire: Day 1 Updates

High Park Fire at sunset over Terry Lake north of Fort Collins
Kirk Mowers KUNC

The High Park Fire is burning just west of Fort Collins & Loveland. The fire is 8,000 acres and 0% contained. The fire has also impacted the KUNC transmitter site at Buckhorn Mtn. 91.5fm is off the air currently.

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Fri June 8, 2012

Out of the Ashes of Hayman, A Unique Partnership Develops

Photo from June 29, 2002 from the Hayman fire, burned down to soil.
Rick Jacob Land Wikimedia Commons
  • Nathan Heffel interviews Randy Hickenbottom of the US Forest Service, and Mary Mitsos of the National Forest Foundation about the Hayman Restoration Project.

Colorado largest wildfire touched off ten years ago Friday. When it was finally contained – the Hayman fire southwest of Denver had scarred 138,000 acres. A unique restoration partnership between the US Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation continues to restore critical watersheds struggling to recover a decade later.

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Thu June 7, 2012

Hayman Fire Anniversary Stirs Memories, Draws Comparisons to 2012

A helicopter drops water on the Hayman Fire southwest of Denver in June of 2002.
Chad Johnston Flickr - Creative Commons

Despite recent rains, state and federal officials continue to warn that severe drought and historically low snowpack mean Colorado could be in for a long wildfire season.

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