Wildfires

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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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

Transcript

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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4:28pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

Don't Choke On The Smoke

High Park Fire picture from June 10th.
Joseph Hardin Used With Permission
  • Jackie Fortier interviews Christopher Dan

Smoke from the High Park Fire continues to coat the Front Range in a murky haze that can even be seen from space, but many Coloradans are just wondering if it’s safe to go outside.

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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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