Fort Collins

3:53am

Tue June 12, 2012
U.S.

Massive Wildfire Burns Out Of Control In Colo.

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 6:18 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

In the southern Rocky Mountains, several destructive wildfires are burning across a vast stretch of parched land and firefighters are struggling to gain control. In Colorado, the High Park Fire which flared up this past weekend is huge, even for a region where wildfires are common. The fires quickly engulfed more than 41,000 acres, destroying dozens of homes and buildings. And there's no end in sight. Kirk Siegler of member station KUNC brings us this update.

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3:20pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Evacuees Getting Some Details on Home Loss

Dave Dennis KUNC
  • Grace Hood has an update from Monday morning's citizen briefing for those evacuated by the High Park Fire.

Hundreds of Firefighters are struggling to contain an out of control wildfire that’s scorched more than 37,000 acres northwest of Fort Collins.

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2:55pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Under New Management

Bill Hahnenberg, Incident Commander.
Kirk Siegler KUNC
  • KUNC's Erin O'Toole speaks with KUNC's Kirk Siegler about today's change in fire management.

Management of the High Park Fire burning west of Fort Collins has been turned over to a federal Type 1 team today. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole spoke to KUNC’s Kirk Siegler about what that means for fighting the 37,000 acre blaze.

6:00am

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Day 3 Updates

The High Park Fire as seen from Bellvue, CO on June 11th, 2012
Kirk Siegler 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 estimated 20,000+41,140 by the end of Monday. This post archives all of our updates from Monday. Our day 1 updates are archived here and our day 2 updates are archived here. The latest updates and coverage of Day 4 of the fire, Tuesday June 12th can be found at this post.

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5:57am

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire Displaces People, Animals

A newborn Alpacca and her mother rest at the large animal evacuation shelter at the Ranch in Loveland. The pair were part of a 140 heard evacuated from the High Park burn area Sunday morning.
Nathan Heffel
  • Grace Hood & Nathan Heffel reporting for KUNC News

A wildfire burning west of Fort Collins has now scorched more than 20,000 acres and damaged or destroyed at least 18 structures over the weekend. Hundreds of people and animals have been evacuated as the fire continues burns out of control.

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