High Park Fire

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  • 6 a.m. - Fire is first spotted in Larimer County

    6 a.m. -  Fire is first spotted in Larimer County
    On Saturday June 9, the High Park Fire is first spotted in Larimer County.
  • 10:39 a.m. - Fire crews respond to the High Park Fire.

    10:39 a.m. -  Fire crews respond to the High Park Fire.
    Crews had to hike through difficult terrain to first reach the High Park Fire. According to Larimer County officials, the fire rapidly grew due to Saturday's high winds.
  • 2:56 p.m. - Evacuation notifications sent out

    2:56 p.m. - Evacuation notifications sent out
    Evacuation notifications are sent out to at least 73 homes in Larimer County.
  • 4:08 p.m. - More than 2,000 acres are burning

     4:08 p.m. - More than 2,000 acres are burning
    The High Park Fire grows rapidly into the afternoon. More than 2,000 acres burn in Larimer County.
  • 7:14 p.m. - Fire destroys 6 structures

     7:14 p.m. - Fire destroys 6 structures
    Officials confirm at least six structures have been lost or damaged and others are threatened.
  • 7:47 p.m. - 5,000 acres are burning

    7:47 p.m. - 5,000 acres are burning
    By evening, the High Park Fire grows to 5,000 acres and more evacuations are ordered.
  • 10:52 p.m. - High Park Fire grows to 8,000 acres

    10:52 p.m. -  High Park Fire grows to 8,000 acres
    An orange glow can be seen for miles as the High Park Fire grows to more than 8,000 acres.
  • 6:58 a.m. - 18 structures lost, damaged in High Park Fire

    6:58 a.m. - 18 structures lost, damaged in High Park Fire
    Officials confirm Sunday June 10, 2012 that 18 structures were lost or damaged due to the High Park Fire.
  • 10:21 a.m. - High Park Fire grows overnight

    10:21 a.m. - High Park Fire grows overnight
    Officials confirm that the High Park Fire grew significantly overnight with no signs of containment. Residents from County Road 27E to Bellevue evacuated.
  • 1:36 p.m. - High Park Fire smoke impacting air quality

    1:36 p.m. - High Park Fire smoke impacting air quality
    The heavy smoke from the High Park Fire causes breathing difficulties for some, especially those susceptible to respiratory conditions.
  • 11:35 p.m. - The High Park Fire is now at 20,000

    11:35 p.m. -  The High Park Fire is now at 20,000
    The High Park Fire grows to 20,000 acres, with zero percent containment.
  • 8 p.m. - More evacuations issued

    8 p.m. - More evacuations issued
    325 evacuation order notifications were issued for the area south of County Road 38E from Gindler Ranch Road west to Milner Ranch Road.
  • 9:33 p.m. - Firefighters work to save a home

    9:33 p.m. - Firefighters work to save a home
    Firefighters work to save a home from High Park Fire.
  • 5 p.m. - More evacuation notifications sent out

    5 p.m. -  More evacuation notifications sent out
    Evacuation notifications were sent to homes along Crystal Mountain Road and Upper Buckhorn Road.
  • 6:37 a.m. - High Park Fire is now more than 36,000 acres

    6:37 a.m. - High Park Fire is now more than 36,000 acres
    The High Park Fire grows to 36,000 acres. (Photo Credit: Hannah French)
  • 1:36 p.m - A hundred homes lost

    1:36 p.m - A hundred homes lost
    High Park Fire near Fort Collins grows to 36,930 acres. More than 400 personnel fight the fire. At least 100 homes are damaged/destroyed. Read more at 9NEWS.com
  • 9:30 a.m. - Officials hope to reach 10% containment

    9:30 a.m. - Officials hope to reach 10% containment
    The 43,433-acre High Park Fire spread quickly, however fire officials hope to reach 10 percent containment as of Tuesday night. Read the full story here.
  • 8:15 p.m. - High Park Fire at 10 percent containment

    8:15 p.m. - High Park Fire at 10 percent containment
    Read the full report hereThe High Park Fire has reached 10 percent containment, officials announced Tuesday evening.
  • 11 a.m. - High Park Fire at 5% containment

    11 a.m. - High Park Fire at 5% containment
    The High Park Fire is now at 43,433 acres with 5 percent containment as of Tuesday morning. Read the full story here
  • 3 p.m. - CR 38E residents returned home

    3 p.m. - CR 38E residents returned home
    As of June 12, residents on CR 38E from Gindler Ranch Road west to Milner Ranch Road were allowed to return to their homes with credentials.Read the full story here.
  • 7:45 a.m. - High Park Fire grows to 43,433 acres

    7:45 a.m. - High Park Fire grows to 43,433 acres
    The High Park Fire is now at 43,433 acres with zero percent containment. Larimer County says 500 to 600 personnel are fighting the blaze. Read the full story here
  • 8 a.m. - High Park Fire increases to 46,600 acres

    8 a.m. - High Park Fire increases to 46,600 acres
    The 46,600 acre blaze has prompted officials to send out more than 2,600 evacuation notices since Saturday. Read the full story here
  • 1:30 p.m. - Pre-evacuation notice for Glacier View

    1:30 p.m. - Pre-evacuation notice for Glacier View
    The High Park Fire officials issued a pre-evacuation notice for Glacier View residents. The Glacier View evacuation notice includes from County Road 68C junction with County Road 74C, east to the Hewlett Gulch Road and all roadways in that housing district, south to the north side of Highway 14 and west to the junction with County Road 68C. Residents should be prepared to leave immediately if necessary.Read the full story here
  • 8:45 p.m. - High Park Fire grows to 46,820 acres

    8:45 p.m. - High Park Fire grows to 46,820 acres
    The High Park Fire has grown to an estimated 46,820 acres and remains only 10 percent contained.Read the full story here
  • 9:30 a.m. - High Park Fire containment now 10%

    9:30 a.m. - High Park Fire containment now 10%
    High Park Fire now burning 46,600 acres, has destroyed more than 100 homes destroyed. One person has died. Fire officials say the High Park Fire is now 10 percent contained. Read the full story here
  • 9 a.m. - Fund created for High Park Fire victim

    9 a.m. - Fund created for High Park Fire victim
    A fund has been set up to help the family of the victim of the High Park Fire. Crews found the remains of who is believed to be 62-year-old Linda Steadman Monday June 11, 2012. Donations can be mailed to: C/O First National Bank
    PO Box 2390
    Estes Park, CO 80517
  • 5 p.m.- Costs add up for Colorado's intense early fire season

    5 p.m.- Costs add up for Colorado's intense early fire season
    Read the full story here:</a>As of Wednesday, fire officials estimated the cost of fighting the High Park Fire at $3 million and growing. <a href='http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/272277/222/Costs-add-up-for-Colorados-intense-early-fire-season ' >
  • 9:30 a.m. - Firefighters try to steer fire away from Fort Collins

    9:30 a.m. - Firefighters try to steer fire away from Fort Collins
    There is intense heat is on the west side of the High Park Fire on Thursday. The east side near Fort Collins has some heat spots, and the fire seems to be gaining ground. Read the full story here
  • 3:45 p.m. - High Park Fire at 15 to 20 percent contained

    3:45 p.m. - High Park Fire at 15 to 20 percent contained
    The High Park Fire is at least 15 percent contained.
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  • 5 p.m. - Evacuations ordered for 12th filing of Glacier View

    5 p.m. - Evacuations ordered for 12th filing of Glacier View
    An evacuation order was issued at 5 p.m. on Thursday for the Glacier View area from Many Thunders Road south into the 12th filing. High Park Fire officials say embers crossed over Highway 14, sparking a 60 to 100 acre fire on the north side of the highway. Read the full story here
  • 10 a.m. - High Park Fire grows to an estimated 49,763

    10 a.m. - High Park Fire grows to an estimated 49,763
    The High Park Fire has grown to an estimated 49,763 acres and remains only 10 percent contained. (PHOTO CREDIT: Bryan Maltais) Read more on 9NEWS.com
  • Bonner Peaks, Bonner Springs, CR 29C and Big Bear Road open to public

    Bonner Peaks, Bonner Springs, CR 29C and Big Bear Road open to public
    On June 14, residents of CR 29C and McMurray Ranch Road are being allowed back to their homes with proper credentials. On June 14, Bonner Peaks and Bonner Springs subdivisions plus Ingleside Road are open to residents. On June 14, CR 27, including Big Bear Road but not Otter Road, is open to residents with credentials at the road block at Big Bear Road. Read the full story here.
  • 11 p.m. - 9th filing of Glacier View asked to evacuate

    11 p.m. - 9th filing of Glacier View asked to evacuate
    Two-hundred more evacuations were sent out at 11 p.m. on Thursday for the ninth filing of Glacier View. These evacuations include includes area east from Eiger Road to Rams Horn Mountain Road and north from the Mount Blanc Guardian Peak area to the north end of Mount Everest Drive. Read the full story here
  • 7 a.m. - Larimer County opens High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center

    7 a.m. - Larimer County opens High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center
    Larimer County opened the High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center on Friday at Johnson Hall on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins. The DRC will provide a one-stop opportunity for victims of the High Park Fire to receive services and obtain information on County, State, and CSU services. Read the full story here
  • 8:15 a.m. - High Park Fire grows slightly Thursday night

    8:15 a.m. - High Park Fire grows slightly Thursday night
    Read the full story hereThe High Park Fire grew to 52,068 acres and is now 15 percent contained. Fire officials say the current cost of the fire is estimated at $7.2 million.
  • 4 p.m. - 181 homes destroyed in High Park Fire

    4 p.m. - 181 homes destroyed in High Park Fire
    Larimer County officials say 181 homes have burned, making it the "most destructive fire" in Colorado history. Read the full story here.
  • 9:15 p.m. -

    9:15 p.m. -
    The High Park Fire is listed at 45 percent containment. Read the full story here.
  • Soldier, Mill Canyon Estates and Highway 14 reopened

    Soldier, Mill Canyon Estates and Highway 14 reopened
    On June 16, residents of Soldier and Mill Canyon Estates were allowed to return to their homes. No credentials are needed but residents will need to present an ID at the road block to gain entry. On June 16, residents living along Highway 14 between CR 29C and Gateway Park were being allowed back to their homes with proper credentials. Read the full report here.
  • 1:30 p.m. - Red flag warning prompts new High Park Fire evacuations

    1:30 p.m. - Red flag warning prompts new High Park Fire evacuations
    Wild Mountain LaneMore fire crews were assigned to the Poudre Canyon Area after a red flag warning was issued Sunday. Read the full story here.
  • 8:45 a.m. - High Park Fire grows to 58,046 acres

    8:45 a.m. - High Park Fire grows to 58,046 acres
    Read the full story here.The High Park Fire is estimated at 58,046 acres with 45 percent containment.
  • 7:30 p.m.- High Park Fire at 50 percent containment

    7:30 p.m.- High Park Fire at 50 percent containment
    The High Park Fire is now 50 percent contained and has burned an estimated 58,770 acres.Read More Here:</a>Read More Here:
  • 9:15 a.m. - High Park Fire slowly increases to 59,500 acres

    9:15 a.m. - High Park Fire slowly increases to 59,500 acres
    The High Park Fire is now 50 percent contained and has burned an estimated 59,500 acres. Read the full story here.
  • 9:30 a.m. - Pre-evacuation notice sent to Pingree Park area

    9:30 a.m. - Pre-evacuation notice sent to Pingree Park area
    Fire officials have issued a pre-evacuation order for the area of Hwy 14 from the Pingree Park Road west to approximately mile marker 90, just west of the Glen Echo Resort. Residents in this area need to be prepared to evacuate at a moments notice. Read the full report here.
  • 8 p.m. - High Park Fire now 59,845 acres, 55% contained

    8 p.m. - High Park Fire now 59,845 acres, 55% contained
    The High Park Fire is now 55 percent contained and has burned an estimated 59,845 acres. Read the full story here.
  • 8:45 a.m. - High Park Fire increases to 65,738 acres

    8:45 a.m. - High Park Fire increases to 65,738 acres
    The High Park Fire has burned an estimated 65,738 acres and is 55 percent contained. Read the full story here.
  • 9:30 a.m. - More than 1,900 battle the blaze

    9:30 a.m. - More than 1,900 battle the blaze
    More than 1,900 personnel are working on the fire with a 24-hour schedule using day and night shifts. As of Tuesday, nearly 1.3 million gallons of water have been dropped on the fire. Read the full story here.
  • 12:25 p.m. - Glacier View area residents allowed to return

    12:25 p.m. - Glacier View area residents allowed to return
    Wesnesday afternoon, fire officials issued an all clear to Glacier View area residents, south and east of McNay Hill, south of County Road 74E, which includes Hewlett Gulch Road, Deer Meadow Way, Gordon Creek Lane and connecting roadways in that area. About 89 notifications were sent to this particular area. Read the full story here.
  • 10:45 a.m. - Some residents allowed back into fire area

    10:45 a.m. - Some residents allowed back into fire area
    Wednesday morning, fire officials issued an all clear to residents in the Soldier Canyon and Mill Canyon areas to return home. All of those residents are still asked to stay on alert in the event that the fire conditions worsen. Mandatory re-evacuation orders were issued for those areas when the fire first broke out. That included Lodgepole Drive and CR 23 west and south including Red Cedar Drive, and east to CR 23. <a href='http://www.9news.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=273329' >Read the full sto
  • 10:30 a.m. - No growth overnight for High Park Fire

    10:30 a.m. - No growth overnight for High Park Fire
    The High Park Fire has burned an estimated 68,200 acres and is 55 percent contained. It did not spread Wednesday night. Some Poudre Park residents are able to return home Thursday afternoon. Read the full story here.
  • 9:30 a.m. - High Park Fire slightly increases to 68,440 acres

    9:30 a.m. - High Park Fire slightly increases to 68,440 acres
    The High Park Fire has burned an estimated 68,440 acres and is 60 percent contained as of Friday morning. Read the full story here.
  • 10:30 a.m. - High Park Fire costs $21.6 milion to date

    10:30 a.m. - High Park Fire costs $21.6 milion to date
    The High Park Fire is estimated at 68,440 acres with 60% containment. The current cost of the fire to date is estimated at $21.6 million dollars. Read the full story here.
  • 2 p.m. - More evacuations in High Park Fire

    2 p.m. - More evacuations in High Park Fire
    A new evacuation order has been issued for the Hewlett Gulch Road, Deer Meadow Way and Gordon Creek Lane areas. Read the full story here.
  • 6 a.m. - High Park Fire grows to 83,205 acres

    6 a.m. - High Park Fire grows to 83,205 acres
    The High Park Fire has burned an estimated 83,205 acres as of Sunday morning. More than 2,000 people were battling the blaze. Read the full story here.
  • 6:30 p.m. - More homes burned in High Park Fire

    6:30 p.m. - More homes burned in High Park Fire
    A High Park Fire evacuee told 9NEWS that 57 additional homes burned, bringing the total number of homes burned to 248. Read the full story here.
  • 9:30 a.m. - High Park Fire increases to 87,250 acres

    9:30 a.m. - High Park Fire increases to 87,250 acres
    The High Park Fire has burned an estimated 87,250 acres as of Tuesday morning and is 55 percent contained. Read the full story here.
  • 9:30 a.m. - High Park Fire grows to 87,284 acres

    9:30 a.m. - High Park Fire grows to 87,284 acres
    The High Park Fire is estimated at 87,284 acres with 65 percent containment. The current cost of the fire to date is estimated at $33.1 million. There are 1,805 fire personnel assigned to the firefighting effort.
  • 7:30 p.m. -

    7:30 p.m. -
    The High Park Fire is now 75 percent contained, has scorched 87,284 acres and has burned 257 homes. Read the full report here.
  • 8:49 p.m. - High Park Fire is now 95 percent contained, has scorched 87,284 acres and has burned 259 homes. The cost of the fire to date is estimated at $36.4 million.

    8:49 p.m. - High Park Fire is now 95 percent contained, has scorched 87,284 acres and has burned 259 homes. The cost of the fire to date is estimated at $36.4 million.
  • High Park Fire, 1:29 p.m. - Fire officials lift all pre-evacuation notices in the High Park Fire area.

    High Park Fire, 1:29 p.m. - Fire officials lift all pre-evacuation notices in the High Park Fire area.
    Fire officials lift all pre-evacuation notices in the High Park Fire area.
  • 2:01 a.m. - Larimer County officials confirm the High Park Fire is 100 percent contained. Approximately 87,284 acres burned in the blaze. The cost of the fire is estimated $38.4 million.

    2:01 a.m. - Larimer County officials confirm the High Park Fire is 100 percent contained. Approximately 87,284 acres burned in the blaze. The cost of the fire is estimated $38.4 million.