Fort Collins

8:25am

Wed June 13, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Day 5 Updates

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 46,820 acres by the end of Wednesday. You can review our timeline of the fire in the High Park Fire archive.

This post archives all updates from Wednesday, June 13th. Updates for Thursday, June 14th can be found at this post.

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7:32am

Wed June 13, 2012

1:03pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire's Unusual Behavior Makes Containment Difficult

High Park Fire burning in Fort Collins
Dave Dennis KUNC

The High Park Fire has scorched more than 43,443 and is only 5% percent contained. Fire mangers say part of the difficulty in fighting the fire is because the fire itself isn’t behaving in a typical fashion.

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6:32am

Tue June 12, 2012
Environment

High Park Fire: Day 4 Updates

Type 1 Heli-tanker. Picture taken on June 11th, 2012
Kirk Siegler 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 43,372 acres by the end of Tuesday. Our day 1 updates are archived here and our day 2 updates are archived here. Updates from Monday, day 3 of the fire, are archived here. This post archives all of our updates from day 3. The latest news of the High Park Fire has moved to this post.

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5:51am

Tue June 12, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Has Grown to One of The Largest in Colorado History

Smoke and some visible flame pour off a mountain top as part of the High Park Fire. Photo taken on June 11th, 2012
Dave Dennis KUNC
  • KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports on the High Park Fire for NPR.

Crews are struggling to get the upper hand on several large, destructive wildfires burning across the parched southern Rockies. In Colorado, the High Park Fire that sparked over the weekend has quickly grown to be one the largest wildfires in state history.

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