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 estimated 20,000+ by the end of Sunday. Our day 1 updates are archived here, this post serves to archive updates from Sunday, June 10th.
The High Park Fire is burning just west of Fort Collins & Loveland. The fire is 8,000 acres and 0% contained. The fire has also impacted the KUNC transmitter site at Buckhorn Mtn. 91.5fm is off the air currently.
Nathan Heffel interviews Randy Hickenbottom of the US Forest Service, and Mary Mitsos of the National Forest Foundation about the Hayman Restoration Project.
Colorado largest wildfire touched off ten years ago Friday. When it was finally contained – the Hayman fire southwest of Denver had scarred 138,000 acres. A unique restoration partnership between the US Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation continues to restore critical watersheds struggling to recover a decade later.