High Park fire grows to 5,000 acres | SummitDaily.com

High Park fire grows to 5,000 acres

Erin Udell
The Denver Post
Special to the Daily/North Fourty News

The rapidly growing High Park fire has now burned an estimated 5,000 acres and destroyed at least 10 structures 15 miles west of Fort Collins, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

More than 800 evacuation notices have been sent out in numerous areas. Earlier today authorities said there were a number of people they could not reach.

There is no containment this evening. No details have yet been released about the type of structures that have been lost, including whether they are homes or outbuildings.

More than 200 firefighters with heavy aerial support are battling the blaze, which has been fed by high wind and low humidity as it blazed through the crowns of trees this afternoon.

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