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People Still Rebuilding 1 Year After High Park Fire

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A home destroyed by the High Park Fire (credit: CBS)

A home destroyed by the High Park Fire (credit: CBS)

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – People in Poudre Park are still rebuilding from the High Park Fire that started exactly one year ago.

Sunday marks the anniversary of the fire that burned more than 87,000 acres, killed one person and burned 246 homes after flames erupted in Poudre Park.

The fire was contained weeks later on June 30. Fire crews dumped 2.7 million gallons of water on the flames.

This summer the U.S. Forest Service will work on treating the areas affected by the fire.

“Work on roads and trails in the area have also been done by Forest Service employees and volunteers and continues throughout the summer. Some road sustained significant damage, especially Old Flowers Road, which will take time to fully repair,” the Forest Service said in a prepared statement.

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