Colorado

11:13am

Fri June 29, 2012
Wildfires

Full Containment Expected on High Park Fire Saturday [Updated]

Grace Hood

Crews are making good progress on the High Park Fire, with full containment expected at the end of Saturday. Incident Commander Beth Lund says the last place needing work is on the southwest parameter of the fire, near Buckhorn Road.

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4:28pm

Thu June 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Waldo Canyon Fire Destroys 346 Homes Claims One Life [updated]

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Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach delivered difficult news today, announcing that 346 homes have been destroyed on 34 streets by the Waldo Canyon Fire. The number eclipses the 257 homes burned in the High Park Fire, which was declared the most destructive in Colorado history.

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10:57am

Thu June 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

Full Containment on High Park Fire Expected This Weekend [Updated]

Inside the High Park Fire Burn Zone
Grace Hood

6:30 p.m.

Containment is now at 85 percent for the High Park Fire.

11 a.m.

If current weather conditions hold, officials estimate the High Park Fire could be fully contained sometime this weekend.

“…which means it’s fully secured, it’s not out by any means,” said Incident Commander Beth Lund during a morning briefing.

About 1900 evacuees are being allowed back into their homes today. Rist Canyon reentry will take place at 5 p.m.

Lower parts of Stove Prairie and Paradise Park will be opened up today as well.

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5:21am

Thu June 28, 2012
The Two-Way

'Hell In The Rearview Mirror' As Coloradoans Flee Wildfires

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 12:27 pm

Mikke Carlson took photos of the smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire while wearing a gas mask on Wednesday in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Chris Schneider Getty Images

1:16pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Community

Colorado Towns Cancel 4th of July Fireworks

4th of July Fireworks as seen over Golden, CO in 2009.
Steve Hicks Flickr - Creative Commons

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