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Re: High Park fire

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Re: High Park fire

Postby bpko » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:04 am

Fire has burned nearly 37,000 acres as of one hour ago.
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Re: High Park fire

Postby 12ersRule » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:23 am

As seen from my office, only about 5 miles or so north of Arthur's Rock now. Lots of homes in this area.

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Re: High Park fire

Postby mike offerman » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:28 am

Here is an updated fire map (it is slow to load). Crazy amount of land burned after only 2 days!

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Postby jsdratm » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:00 am

mike offerman wrote:Here is an updated fire map (it is slow to load). Crazy amount of land burned after only 2 days!

Wow, thanks for sharing the map. That really is massive. :(

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Re: High Park fire

Postby EatinHardtack » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:23 am

Sad to see this happening. Beautiful area up there that's getting hammered. Is there any info on the fire that was burning north of Wilkerson pass yesterday?

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Re: High Park fire

Postby ChrisRoberts » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:45 am

Heres a more detailed map, shows adresses

Looks like you can add
Buckhorn Mountain
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Mount Ethel
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Re: High Park fire

Postby Gareth » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:46 am

How bad are the beetle-killed trees back in the area of the fire?

I'm hoping and praying for good outcomes for everyone involved in this infernal firestorm! :(
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Re: High Park fire

Postby jsdratm » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:51 am

At the 11:30 news conference the head guy said that the fire has not hit the main beetle kill area to the west, but if it does it will be a significant fire event. It sounds like the fire is hitting green areas because the amount of water in the trees is low. They are expecting it to keep growing.

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Re: High Park fire

Postby George James » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:55 am

Thanks for all the map links! I like maps.

USGS updated their Active Fire Perimeter KML a few minutes ago too (that you can pop into Google Earth):

Thing's been been burning for close to twelve hours since the main dataset used to create all these maps was captured. It's already met up in a couple spots with the final boundary of the Hewlett fire, which was apparently just an appetizer. A friend of mine that lives on the far west side of town said he's watching aircraft dump water on it from his house.

Facebook friends and other online sources are saying that it's now tearing through Lory State Park and on it's way to Horsetooth. Officially the largest and most destructive wildfire in the history of Larimer County, currently larger than the size of Fort Collins itself. At least a hundred structures damaged or destroyed so far. Holy Crap
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Re: High Park fire

Postby Steve Knapp » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:19 pm

Wow, that is a huge area! Amazing how fast it has grown to 37,000 acres in only two days. Like many others, I was up in RMNP on Saturday and had a birds eye view from above. I have hiked many of the peaks Chris mentioned. While there is some beetle kill, it's nothing like Grand or Summit counties. Those are mostly live green trees burning. What an incredible fire event for Larimer county.


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