Posted on June 16, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Blaze now reported as 45 percent contained
The High Park Fire in Colorado on June 18.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — More than a quarter of the 710 homes in the footprint of the 55,000-acre High Park Fire were burned by the flames, Larimer County Sheriff’s Department executive officer Nick Christensen said Saturday, releasing a list of 181 residences confirmed as destroyed.
“For us, it’s not just a number. We think about about everyone of the individuals affected by the fire,” Christensen said. “It’s possible that those numbers will fluctuate somewhat, but we think it’s pretty close to a final number.”
More information at http://www.larimer.org/highparkfire/. (more…)
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Posted on June 11, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
High Park Fire map showing the 37,000-acre footprint as of 12:20 a.m. Monday morning. MAP COURTESY MARK NEWBY/BLACK ICE GEOSPATIAL.
Larimer County wildfire still unchecked, moving at 20 to 40 feet per minute
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Firefighters are still assessing the property damage from the unchecked High Park Fire, but Larimer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Nick Christensen confirmed that homes have been lost in Rist Canyon, where the fire had significant impacts, as well as the Old Flowers Road area, Paradise Park, Poudre Park, Poudre Canyon and Stove Prairie areas.
“We are confirming that a number of homes have been lost … I would like to emphasize that there are a number of unburned areas within the perimeter,” Christensen said, adding the sheriff is briefing area residents directly with as much detailed information on the damage assessment as possible. (more…)
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