Eighteen structures are confirmed lost or damaged and others are threatened. No details about the structures are available. Firefighters will continue to evaluate the area as it is safe to do so. Evacuations have happened quickly. Public and firefighter safety is our priority. One of the management objectives is to keep the fire within a boundary identified as north of Buckhorn Road, east of Pingree Park Road, South of Highway 14, and west of Boyd Gulch/Redstone Canyon. However, the fire has crossed Highway 14.Eight 20-person crews and other firefighters on scene Sunday.
- Personnel involved: 400
- Air resources on scene include: 5 Single Engine Air Tankers (SEAT); 2 Type 1 Helitankers; 2 Type 3 Helicopters; 3 Heavy Air Tankers; Air Attack; and Lead Plane. Approximately 15 engines are on scene. A Type 1 Management Team has been ordered and are expected to take over management Monday morning. Additional ground, air, and engines have been ordered.
You can listen to some of the EMS, Fire, and LE personnel who are involved HERE.
High Park Fire, 9 June 2012, 5:17 pm, Red Feather Lakes Road. photo by Judy Daniels
Here are some shots I took of the fire at about 4:30pm today at Tip Top ridge up Rist Canyon (about 4 miles east). I’m a resident in the Stratton Park Road neighborhood, got evacuated just after this. photo by Mike Sherry
See more photos at the Denver Post site.
See also: Daily updates