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A Mountain Erupts in Flame.

High Park Fire,Ft Collins Colorado. Shot in the early morning hours. This Colorado wildfire destroys most homes in state's history.Additional crews were arriving Saturday at a wildfire in northern
Colorado that has scorched about 85 square miles and destroyed at least
181 homes, the most in Colorado state history.

The High Park Fire burning 15 miles west of Fort Collins surpasses
the Fourmile Canyon wildfire, which destroyed 169 homes west of Boulder
in September 2010.

Fire information officer Brett Haberstick said Saturday that more
than 1,500 personnel are working on Fort Collins-area fire. The
lightning-caused blaze, which is believed to have killed a 62-year-old
woman whose body was found in her cabin, was 20 percent contained. The
fire's incident commander said full containment could be two to four
weeks away.

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FIRE OVERVIEW

The High Park Fire is located
approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins and has burned 55,050 acres
to date and is estimated 45 percent contained. 1631 personnel are
working on the fire with a 24-hour schedule with night shifts and day
shifts. Steep terrain, limited access, and the presence of dense stands
of beetle killed trees to the west of the fire area are of concern to
fire officials. The fire was quiet overnight.
Unit InformationArapaho & Roosevelt National Forests / Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue, Bldg E
Fort Collins, CO 80526http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2904/


Added: Jun-17-2012 Occurred On: Jun-17-2012
By: Fire37Rescue
In:
Regional News
Tags: High Park Fire, Wildland Fire USFS Fire Aviation, Firefighters, Major Rager, A Mountain Erupts
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States (load item map)
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