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High Park Fire Grows By 2,000 Acres, Containment Drops To 45%, More Homes Lost

Kevin Mussman, Townsquare Media

Last night was not a good night for fighting the High Park Fire. According to the Coloradoan, a number of homes were lost last night, the fire grew another 2,000 acres or so, more evacuations were ordered and containment fell from 60% to 45%.

Last night around midnight, 235 pre-evacuation notices were sent out to areas near the Bonner Peak subdivision.

The High Park Fire roared through multiple subdivisions north of Poudre Canyon, overcoming more than a week’s worth of firefighting measures in the span of an afternoon.

The fire is growing again north of the Poudre river and hundreds more homes are in danger.

And we have an expected high temperature in the triple digits today, along with gusty mountain winds.

When will this nightmare end?!

Today’s evacuations include:

• County Road 74E from Hewlett Gulch Road to County Road 37.

• Along Colorado Highway 14 from Hewlett Road and Wild River Road east, including Falls Creek Drive, all of Poudre Park, Wonderful Place, Ray Shoaf Lane and east to Manners Lane. This includes all homes addressed on the north and south sides of Colorado 14 between Hewlett Road and Manners Lane.

• The entire Glacier View Meadows area, with a new alert this afternoon for filings 1 through 8.

• The area north of County Road 74E, including Green Mountain Drive, Mount Axtell Drive, Mount Moriah Road, Mount Simon Drive and the connecting roadways.

• Along North Rim Road, Hidden Canyon Drive, Willow Mountain Court, Elkhorn House Road and Deep Cut Road.

• In the Hewlett Gulch area, from areas of Deer Meadow Way, Hewlett Gulch Road and Gordon Creek Lane, along with all connecting roads.


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