Posted on June 23, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Firefighters struggling to maintain containment in extreme fire conditions
An evening update of the basic InciWeb.org High Park Fire map shows the large new area (10,000 acres) north of the Poudre River that burned in the past 24 hours.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Hot, dry winds pushed the High Park Fire in Larimer County, Colorado in new directions Friday night and Saturday, as a spot fire north of Poudre Canyon grew to 10,000 acres and threatened numerous neighborhoods in the area, according to the Saturday evening update from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)
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Posted on June 9, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Some structures reported damaged
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — With live green trees exploding like matchsticks, winds have caused the High Park Fire to grow explosively, from about 200 acres early Saturday morning to at least 5,000 acres by sundown.
Updates on the fire at the Larimer County emergency services website and streaming real-time from @LarimerSheriff and at the #HighParkFire hashtag.
Larimer County is reporting that six structures have been damaged in the Old Flowers Road area and that some residents of the area are unaccounted for. Residents east of the fire are being asked to prepare for evacuation should the fire start moving in that direction.
Five single-engine air tankers are on-scene or on their way to the fire, along with several helicopters. Two heavy air tankers have been ordered.
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Posted on May 17, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Edge of wildfire nears residential areas, reservoir
The Hewlett Fire has grown to 5,000 acres and moved within a mile of subdivisions and Seaman Reservoir, west of Fort Collins in Poudre Canyon.
The Hewlett Fire from Red Feather Lakes Road, PHOTO COURTESY INCIWEB.ORG. Click for more images.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Shifting winds in the rugged Front Range canyon country west of Fort Collins continued to fuel the Hewlett Fire, which has grown to more than 5,000 acres, according to an early morning update at Inciweb.org.
Photos of the fire are also online at this Inciweb page.
Additional alerts for possible evacuations have been issued by Larimer County, as the human-caused fire moved to within a half mile of the southeast corner of Glacier View subdivision, The fire remains to the west of the North Fork of the Poudre River and north of Highway 14.
Details on alerts, health warnings and other local information are online at the Larimer County emergency services website. (more…)
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