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Sat June 16, 2012

High Park Fire: Day 8 & 9 Updates

June 16th public information map of the High Park Fire.
U.S. Forest Service

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.

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Thu June 14, 2012

High Park Fire: Day 6 Updates

Some of the burn area inside of the High Park Fire zone. This photo was taken on June 12th.
Dave Dennis KUNC

Editor's NoteThe 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.

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Wed June 13, 2012

In The Line of Fire: Protecting Greeley's Water Supply

Milton Seaman reservoir
city of Greeley

In the wake of several devastating wildfires this year including the High Park Fire, Greeley officials are concerned about the city’s water supply. Two of Greeley’s main reservoirs are right in the burn zone.

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Wed June 13, 2012

Slideshow: High Park Fire Pictures From Buckhorn Mtn.

View to the south of the transmitter site on Buckhorn Mtn.
Larry Selzle KUNC

The transmitter site at Buckhorn Mtn. was threatened by the High Park Fire which started on Saturday. The fire quickly grew and swept the site, knocking out power. KUNC was knocked off the air and county communications moved to battery backup.

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Wed June 13, 2012
The Two-Way

As Wildfires Rage, 'A Helpless Feeling'

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 8:14 am

Near Laporte, Colo., earlier this week, smoke billowed from the mountains. In the foreground: A helicopter was dumping water on a hotspot.
Marc Piscotty Getty Images