This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the High Park Fire northwest of Fort Collins. The 87 thousand acre wildfire destroyed 259 homes and killed one person.
One of the first agencies on scene of last year's High Park Fire was the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. The department is credited with saving many homes even as eight of their firefighters lost their own.
Wildfire forecasters say Northern Colorado’s fire season should be far less active than last year. That doesn’t mean they’re resting on their laurels though.
The holidays are a time for celebration, but they also provide a space for reflection.
This week Larimer County issued its first Certificate of Occupancy for a home within the High Park Fire burn zone. It marks a significant milestone in rebuilding 6 months after the blaze.