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6:00am

Thu June 21, 2012
Fire Restrictions

Fire Restrictions Tighten as Extreme Fire Danger Continues

Campfires aren't permitted under Stage II fire restrictions
Dawn Huczek Creative Commons/Flickr

Amid high fire danger and continued hot, dry weather, some Colorado communities are enhancing their fire restrictions this week.

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5:00am

Thu June 21, 2012
Business

Insurance Companies Begin Damage Assessment of High Park Fire

The High Park Fire as seen from LaPorte, Colo on June 12th.
Photo by Kirk Siegler/KUNC

State Farm insurance says it’s already processing more than 60 claims from people who have lost their homes or seen extensive damage from the High Park Fire. 

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11:05pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Environment

Inside the High Park Fire Burn Zone

Grace Hood

The media were allowed a first glimpse of what it looks like inside the High Park Fire burn zone on Wednesday. An escorted caravan along the lower part of the Poudre Canyon—Highway 14—showed charred black and gray hillsides. Perhaps most remarkable was the random path of the fire. As KUNC’s Grace Hood reports, some homes were leveled, while the rest of the block was left standing.

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7:47pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Wildfires

Slideshow: Pictures From Inside The High Park Fire

The remains of a single home scorched by the High Park Fire along Colorado Road 29C.
Grace Hood KUNC

The High Park Fire has consumed an estimated at 68,200 acres as of Wednesday evening. Following our previous picture collection from Buckhorn Mtn., Grace Hood went inside the High Park Fire this afternoon with the media tour and brought back these pictures.

2:52pm

Wed June 20, 2012
Environment

Hot And Dry Weather Is On The High Park Fire’s Side, Not Ours

Firefighters expect the cooler weather conditions today to help them gain some ground in the High Park fire effort west of Fort Collins, but the return tomorrow to summer highs may put a damper on their progress.

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