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.
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.
The Waldo Canyon Fire in the Colorado Springs on Tuesday night began destroying homes and forced tens of thousands more to evacuate on Tuesday.
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.
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.
The High Park Fire is now the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history, surpassing the Fourmile Fire.
New evacuations were ordered overnight for homes in the path of the High Park Fire. Approximately 200 additional notifications went out late Thursday night.
The total acreage of the High Park Fire Thursday afternoon was 52,000 and the fire was 15-20 percent contained.
Officials have called off evacuations in more areas around the High Park Fire Wednesday afternoon, but put another area back on pre-evacuation orders.
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.