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High Park Fire as of June 17th

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High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby Palmyra J » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:00 pm

I know this should be on a running thread...for those in the area, what is the current extent and projection for the High Park Fire? I have read of 40% containment, but I am more interested in projected path and any possible future deviations.

Any information would be appreciated. Many thanks, and best wishes to those of you that may be dealing with this on a personal property level.

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Re: High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby Rcizzle » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:21 pm

Red flag warnings and a westly flow. Containment is highly unlikely until monsoon moisture arrives. The fuels are very dry and gusty erratic winds associated with storm cells are going to create more long range spotting. It's going to be awhile before containment. I predict late July or early August if things continue the way they are. There are over 1500 fire resources on site from out of the region. The long term outlook doesn't look very good either. The Springer fire in South Park drew alot of attention today.
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Re: High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby Rcizzle » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:28 pm

Hopefully they get it under control soon. It's a terrible situation over there and I give my condolences to anyone who lost property. But they we need the humidity to recover in order to get a handle on it.
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Re: High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby JLOHARA » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:00 pm

http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2904/

This is the site I have been using for updates. Lots of smoke, and debris falling from the sky here in Fort Collins today.

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Re: High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby mike_kadow » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:08 pm

6 minute amateur vid of the fire: http://youtu.be/145n82OvBNo

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Re: High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby YEONDERIN » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:43 am

Here is a good site for a map of the burn. This map is updated before the map on inciewb. If you turn on the MODIS and HMS thermal satellite buttons on the left they will show you where the active burn is taking place and which direction it is most likely headed. If you zoom in too far these buttons become unavailable. You can also change from satellite view to topo view as your map underlay.

Edit: http://www.geomac.gov/viewer/viewer.shtml
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Re: High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby prestone818 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:44 am

scary to think if this was closer to denver it would cover golden-idaho springs

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Re: High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby ajkagy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:49 am

not sure if people are noticing, but the air quality in the front range has been pretty bad the last couple weeks. Looks like more smoke today reaching denver...

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Re: High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby bob863 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:58 am

several of us bicycled up to Masonville today (5 miles south of Horsetooth reservoir - in the area of the burn area) and none of us were bothered by any major air quality issues...maybe we were just lucky by the way the wind was blowing...

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Re: High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby Derek » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:16 am

Not that in the grand scheme of things does this mean anything, but it now looks like (minus a small 1/4 mile square SE of Quigley mountain) the entire designated Cache La Poudre Wilderness Area has been burned.

Updated map of the fire, up to near 80K acres now...
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Re: High Park Fire as of June 17th

Postby catullus » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:38 am

Here is a picture of the fire from the summit of Mt. Audubon yesterday 6/23. On a side note, I'd highly recommend the SE ridge route of Audubon -- great little scramble.

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