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2:55pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Under New Management

Bill Hahnenberg, Incident Commander.
Kirk Siegler KUNC
  • KUNC's Erin O'Toole speaks with KUNC's Kirk Siegler about today's change in fire management.

Management of the High Park Fire burning west of Fort Collins has been turned over to a federal Type 1 team today. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole spoke to KUNC’s Kirk Siegler about what that means for fighting the 37,000 acre blaze.

5:57am

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Displaces People, Animals

A newborn Alpacca and her mother rest at the large animal evacuation shelter at the Ranch in Loveland. The pair were part of a 140 heard evacuated from the High Park burn area Sunday morning.
Nathan Heffel
  • Grace Hood & Nathan Heffel reporting for KUNC News

A wildfire burning west of Fort Collins has now scorched more than 20,000 acres and damaged or destroyed at least 18 structures over the weekend. Hundreds of people and animals have been evacuated as the fire continues burns out of control.

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4:21pm

Sun June 10, 2012
Wildfires

Slideshow: Pictures From The High Park Fire

Dave Dennis KUNC

KUNC Personnel had obtained permission to visit our transmitter facility on Buckhorn Mtn. today. They weren't able to make it up to the site, but they did bring back some pictures.

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10:18am

Sun June 10, 2012
Wildfires

U.S. Forest Service Remains Confident About Air Tanker Fleet Capability

P2V Neptune Air Tanker. This is tanker 44 which was in service over the High Park Fire yesterday.
Alan Radecki Wikimedia Commons

Despite two recent air tanker crashes in Utah and Nevada, and multiple large fires across the country including the now 8,000+ acre High Park Fire northwest of Ft. Collins, the US Forest Service says it remains fully capable of fighting multiple fires from the air.

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9:00am

Sun June 10, 2012
Environment

Colorado Snowpack at Only 2% of Average

Kirk Siegler KUNC

A mild winter coupled with higher than average temperatures are causing what little snow is left in the mountains to disappear.

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