High Park Fire Has Burned 41,140 Acres as of Monday Evening, Evacuations Remain in Place
The High Park Fire burning 15 miles west of Fort Collins has now burned an estimated 41,140 acres and it continues to grow. On Monday, firefighters were able to anchor the SW corner of the fire, which will help start to establish fire line. Air support helped firefighters make ground on south and northeast corner of fire. The Colorado fire remains at 0% contained Monday night. Weather Tuesday is expected to be warmer and drier with winds out of the southwest and gusts up to about 18 mph.
Evacuation orders remain in place for the following areas:
-South of County Road 38E from Gindler Ranch Road west to Milner Ranch Road (325 notifications).
-County Road 38E is now closed from Masonville to Harmony Road at the junction of Taft Hill Road.
-Crystal Mountain area including Crystal Mountain Road and the Upper Buckhorn (24 notifications).
-Bonner Peak Subdivision (183 notifications)
-Buckhorn Rd from CR27 to Pennock Pass and residents to the south approximately 3/4-1 mile. (69 notifications).
-North of CR38E, from Horsetooth Reservoir to Redstone Canyon to Lory State Park. (326 notifications)
-Stove Prairie Road north along County Road 27 to Highway 14, east along Highway 14 to approximately mile marker 111, southeast to Rist Canyon Fire Station 1, then back west to to include Wilderness Ridge Way, Rist Creek Road, Spring Valley Road and County Road 41 and all of the roads that run off of it. All of Rist Canyon (west of 27E) and all roads off of it, including Whale Rock Road and Davis Ranch Road. South 3 additional miles on County Road 44H to just north of Stringtown Gulch Road.
-Poudre Park (along Highway 14) area from mile marker 111 to mile marker 118.
-Highway 14 from Ted’s Place to Stove Prairie is closed, as well as Stove Prairie Road and Rist Canyon.
-Sunday include all residents from County Road 27E to Bellvue and for the area south and west of Bellvue, including Lory State Park and Red Stone Canyon, and Buckhorn Road from Masonville up to Stove Prairie School. Evacuation ordered for CR 29C and McMurry Ranch Road (33 notifications).
Pre-evacuation planning is underway with Glacier View Fire but no pre-evacuation orders have been sent.
Approximately 2,600 notifications (contacts, not residents) have been sent for evacuations on this fire.
We will continue to keep you updated.