Updated information on the High Park Fire, which grew by “only” about 3,000 acres since yesterday. The fire is heading into areas of beetle killed trees. From InciWeb:
The High Park Fire is approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins and burned an estimated 46,600 acres and continues to grow. The western flank of the fire is active and continues to be an area of concern, particularly as it moves into an area that contains 70 percent beetle killed trees. The northwest portion of the fire also is actively burning and will be a focus for firefighters today. A 120-acre spot fire on the north side of Hwy 14 has been contained as of Tuesday afternoon. On Monday, firefighters were able to anchor the SW corner of the fire and are still working to establish fire line there. Line has been built in the northeast corner and along the east flank of the fire. Structure protection is ongoing throughout the fire area, including in the interior and along the perimeter.The fire is now more than 10 percent contained. More than 1,000 personnel are working on the fire as of Wednesday. In addition, some 50 National Guard members have been called in to assist with roadblocks. Information will be posted here when roadblocks are lifted.
- Personnel involved: 1,000
- Planned actions: Air resources on scene include: 5 heavy air tankers, 5 SEATs (single engine air tankers), 4 Type 1 heavy helitankers, 3 Type 2 helicopters, 4 Type 3 helicopters and 3 Blackhawk helicopers. Approximately 37 engines are on scene. A Type 1 Management Team assumed command as of 6:30 a.m. June 11. Additional resources have been ordered.
You can listen to some of the EMS, Fire, and LE personnel who are involved HERE.
Sunset on June 10th, through the High Park Fire Smoke in Colorado. Taken by traviswerbelow in South East Fort Collins.
From the CSU campus – via: foryourblueskies
(photo via the Denver Post)