Fort Collins makes it to a top spot on another, “Best of” list. We are in Fort Collins because we know it’s a great place to be and according to Forbes, it’s also a great place to do business. Forbes listed Fort Collins at Number three on it’s list of Best Places to Do Business. Fort Collins was the highest-ranked Colorado city to make the list, Denver was fifth.
Many of us are smelling smoke even several miles from the High Park Fire, it can affect your health. We turned to some information in a video featuring Dr. Jim Hoyt from Northern Colorado Pulmonary Consultants in Fort Collins for some ways the High Park Fire can affect our health and what should be done if you are experiencing symptoms.
The latest count on structures destroyed in the High Park Fire as of Friday afternoon is 112. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office released this number within the last 30 minutes and said in a briefing Friday afternoon, that more destroyed homes still need to be counted.
A spot fire started last night at the High Park Fire. This spot fire is estimated at 200 acres this afternoon. The Larimer Country Sheriff’s Office says about 100 firefighters are working this spot fire in addition to an air attack. These resources are focusing on structure protection in the Glacier View area.
They say it’s the little things and it’s so true. Someone is leaving “Thank You” notes on the firetrucks working the High Park Fire this morning.
The fire has burned over 46,000 acres, and today, officials are saying the crews are more optimistic on making progress on building a fire line. The High Park Fire has been burning since Saturday and is estimated to be 10+% contained as of Wednesday morning.
Many of us in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado are smelling and breathing smoke, so that got us searching for ways to check on our air quality and the effects of the High Park Fire. Richard Hahn, Respiratory Therapy Manager at Poudre Valley Hospital shared some tips for all of us to keep in mind during the High Park Fire burning west of Fort Collins.
The City of Fort Collins Utilities wants residents to know it’s taking steps to make sure the cities drinking water is not affected by the High Park Fire. Fort Collins’ drinking water quality has not been affected by recent fires. Officials can expect Fort Collins’ water quality to remain at an expected high level.
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