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.
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.
Despite two recent air tanker crashes in Utah and Nevada, and multiple large fires across the country including the now 8,000+ acre High Park Fire northwest of Ft. Collins, the US Forest Service says it remains fully capable of fighting multiple fires from the air.