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High Park Wildfire Victims Airing Grievances

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Lightning started 87,284 acre fire in June 2012, 259 homes destroyed, 1 Larimer Co. resident killed (credit: Copter4 on June 22)

Lightning started 87,284 acre fire in June 2012, 259 homes destroyed, 1 Larimer Co. resident killed (credit: Copter4 on June 22)

GALLERIES: COLORADO'S WORST WILDFIRES

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – A public hearing is being held in Fort Collins for victims of the High Park wildfire who are irate over insurance problems.

Homeowners impacted by the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs or the Woodland Heights fire in Estes Park have also been invited to Wednesday’s hearing.

The state insurance commissioner, state legislators, representatives of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office and county commissioners are expected to attend the hearing to identify potential solutions.

The Waldo Canyon and High Park fires this summer were the two most destructive wildfires in state history, burning a total of more than 600 homes. The Woodland Heights fire in Estes Park burned about two dozen homes and other buildings.

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Wildfire Resources

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Wildfire Photo Galleries

- See images from the most destructive wildfires (Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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