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Fri June 29, 2012

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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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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Thu June 28, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

A Day in the Life of a Wildfire Evacuee

Sharon and Mike Guli ran River Crossing Inc., a leather clothing and historic program business, out of their Paradise Park home until June 9. Since that time, they've put 1,000 miles on their car each week running errands.

While thousands remain evacuated near Colorado Springs due to the Waldo Canyon Fire, High Park evacuees got some good news yesterday. Barring any significant changes, most will be allowed back home in the next 24 hours.

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Wed June 27, 2012


Wed June 27, 2012
The Two-Way

'Epic' Wildfire Sends Tens Of Thousands Scrambling For Safety In Colorado

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 4:17 pm

Flames from the Waldo Canyon Fire glowed on the western side of Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday night.
Bryan Oller AP

"A firestorm of epic proportions" continues to threaten Colorado Springs, Colo., as more than 1,000 firefighters battle flames that by midday had forced more than 26,000 people to flee their homes.

It was local Fire Chief Rich Brown who called the inferno epic Tuesday night. Today, Lt. Jeff Kramer of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said it's an event "that is certainly unprecedented in this city," The Denver Post reports.

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