Afternoon Update on High Park Fire - 062012
Issued 062012 @ 4:45 p.m. by Julie M. Berney, Public Information Officer
The High Park Fire is estimated at 65,738 acres with 55% containment. The current cost of the fire to date is estimated at $17.2 million dollars.
** Fire officials have issued an all-clear for Soldier Canyon and Mill Canyon Estates effective at 10:00 a.m. today, June 20th. Residents need to show identification to gain access to the area. All residents are asked to remain on alert. If fire conditions worsen, this area may be required to evacuate again. Power has been restored to this area. ** (301 notifications sent).
** Fire officials have issued an all-clear for the area of Glacier View Fire district (effective at 12:15 p.m.) that is south and east of McNay Hill, south of County Road 74E, which includes Hewlett Gulch Road, Deer Meadow Way, Gordon Creek Lane and connecting roadways in that area. We are asking residents in this area to please stay off roadways between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. when fire crews are changing shifts so that roadways are open to allow for the shift change to be completed. Residents only need identification with proof of residency to enter the area; no formal credentials required. This evacuation lift does NOT include the 9th-12th Filings of Glacier View, which is still under a mandatory evacuation.
Mother Nature provided a window of opportunity and firefighters responded aggressively. Today's weather combination of higher humidity (35-45%), lower temperatures and favorable winds allowed crews to continue structure protection on both the interior of the fire and outside containment lines. This also allowed aircraft to support fire suppression efforts on the ground.
Photos and Video from the National Guard of the High Park Fire are available at the following sites: