Firefighters battling the High Park Fire prepare for a day in the field at their morning briefing.
Credit Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests / Pawnee National Grassland
As the need for immediate disaster assistance wanes, Larimer County’s High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center at Johnson Hall on the Colorado State University campus will be closing its doors tomorrow.
President Obama’s major disaster declaration will allow U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to offer foreclosure relief and other assistance to certain families living in El Paso and Larimer Counties who have been affected by the Waldo Canyon and High Park fires.
Progress is being made in the effort to contain the High Park Fire burning west of Ft. Collins. Hundreds have been displaced by the blaze including Denise Haines. KUNC's Nathan Heffel met Haines last Sunday after she fled, with an entire alpaca herd, from her ranch in Bellevue.