Some of the burn area inside of the High Park Fire zone. This photo was taken on June 12th.
Credit Dave Dennis / KUNC
Editor's Note: The 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 announced 52,000 acres by the end of Thursday. You can review our timeline of the fire in the High Park Fire archive.