An attack is now under way to prevent the damage done by the two recent wildfires from getting worse. It’s a fight to save the reservoir providing drinking water to tens of thousands of people.
People living in the High Park Fire burn area are bracing for more rain and flash flooding as the current weather pattern is expected to continue through the weekend.
With recent heavy rains and more in the forecast for the weekend, the High Park Fire and Hewlett Gulch Fire burn areas are no longer at an extreme risk for fire but have the potential for mudslides and flash flooding.
Colorado’s raging wildfires have scared away many out-of-state tourists. Now local businesses are struggling.
The Mishawaka Ampitheater reopened Wednesday after coming close to burning down in the High Park Fire.
While the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office continues to assess the damage caused by the High Park Fire burning west of Fort Collins, many evacuees are frustrated they don’t know the status of their homes and property.
Some new pre-evacuation orders were called for Tuesday morning for part of the Glacier View subdivision to the north of the High Park Fire burn area and residents CBS4 talked with said they are already prepared to leave.
It’s been nerve-racking for evacuees of the High Park Fire knowing 118 structures have been damaged or lost, but not knowing which ones. All they can do is wait.
On Tuesday at noon firefighters said they believe they are just hours way from having the Hewlett fire completely contained.
The Hewlett Fire in northern Colorado that had forced the evacuation of dozens of homes earlier in the week was nearly contained late Saturday night.