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.
2002 was Colorado’s most destructive wildfire season. But 2012 is starting to set records of its own.
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.