The High Park Fire was reported at about 5:54am on Saturday, June 9th. The Larimer County Sheriff's office has confirmed that 181 homes have been destroyed since the fire first started.
Every month, NOAA puts out a report wrapping up big climate trends. Today, it reports that this past May was the second warmest on record.
"May 2012 also marks the 36th consecutive May and 327thconsecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports.