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Posted on: May 14, 2022

May 14, 2022 Update on High Park Fire

High Park Fire Update

Park County, CO –The Teller County Sheriff's Office and Bureau of Land Management Rocky Mountain District Fire has issued an update on the High Park Fire at 9:30 AM:

"The Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 1 will arrive this evening to assume command of the High Park Fire tomorrow. The fire has grown to 931 acres through a combination of burnout operations and wind-driven fire. It is burning in ponderosa pine and grass on a ridge with High Park Road to the west and steep, rocky terrain with dense fuels dropping to Fourmile Creek to the east, in Teller County.

Water and retardant drops by air resources have helped to temper fire behavior as ground crews conduct burnout operations to protect structures, focusing resources on the Lakemoor and Fourmile Creek areas. Red Flag conditions are in effect again today with predicted west to southwest winds of 15 to 25, gusting to 35 miles per hour, and single-digit relative humidity from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m."

The pre-evacuation orders for nearby Park County residents has been lifted today at  9:12 AM.  For ongoing updates, please visit: BLM Incident Page  and Teller County Sheriff Office Facebook .

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