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Waldo Canyon Fire on June 27. (credit: CBS)

Waldo Canyon Fire Incident Commander: ‘I Hate Wind’

The Waldo Canyon Fire in the Colorado Springs has grown to 15,000 acres and destroyed an undetermined number of homes. Wind is hampering efforts of fire crews working to get the fire under control.

06/27/2012

Fire crews dig a containment line around the Flagstaff Fire burning near Boulder. (credit: CBS)

Aggressive Air Attack On Flagstaff Fire Continues, Rainfall Wasn’t Enough

The Flagstaff Fire in Boulder didn’t grow much overnight and the smoke was mostly no longer visible in the city of Boulder Wednesday, but officials remain concerned about the potential for the fire to spread.

06/27/2012

A home burning in the Waldo Canyon Fire (credit: CBS)

Waldo Canyon Fire Burns Homes, 32,000 Ordered To Evacuate

The Waldo Canyon Fire in the Colorado Springs on Tuesday night began destroying homes and forced tens of thousands more to evacuate on Tuesday.

06/26/2012

This image was captured on June 18, 2012, inside the lines of the High Park Fire. (credit: Colorado National Guard)

Fire Crews Take Advantage Of Cooler Weather, More Evacuations Lifted

Fire crews took advantage of the cooler weather and higher humidity on Wednesday and Thursday in the fight against the High Park Fire burning west of Fort Collins.

06/20/2012

This image was captured on June 18 inside the lines of the High Park Fire. (credit: Colorado National Guard)

Firefighters Make Progress On High Park Fire

Firefighters in Larimer County continue to try to slow the spread of the High Park Fire “in a patient manner” as it continues to move west.

06/19/2012

An image from Copter4 on June 13 (credit: CBS)

High Park Fire Now The Most Destructive In State History

The High Park Fire is now the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, surpassing the Fourmile Fire.

06/16/2012

A firefighter observes the High Park Fire on June 14. (credit: CBS)

‘Mother Nature Being Difficult’ In High Park Firefight

New evacuations were ordered overnight for homes in the path of the High Park Fire. Approximately 200 additional notifications went out late Thursday night.

06/15/2012

An image of the High Park Fire on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

Chemical Ping-Pong Ball Used In High Park Firefight

The total acreage of the High Park Fire Thursday afternoon was 52,000 and the fire was 15-20 percent contained.

06/14/2012

An image of a burned structure in the High Park Fire (credit: CBS)

600-Plus Homes Evacuated, More On Pre-Evacuation Orders

Officials have called off evacuations in more areas around the High Park Fire Wednesday afternoon, but put another area back on pre-evacuation orders.

06/13/2012

Michelle Mellenthin and Chris Huizenga watch firefighting efforts from a Jeep on June 11 near Laporte. The two are dating and Huizenga's family lives close by and was evacuated from their home because of the fire. Huizenga said he was worried about his family's home. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

High Park Fire Cost Now At $3M

Officials at the High Park Fire in Larimer County say the cost of the fire has now reached $3 million and by Tuesday night they had it 10 percent contained.

06/12/2012

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