The High Park fire is still burning at 14,000 acres and remains zero percent contained. According to authorities, the fire has moved North across Highway 14 .
Although no official evacuation notification update is available, Sheriff Justin Smith expects the number of notifications to have reached 2,000.
Evacuations notifications were sent to the Bonner Peaks subdivision as well as County Road 44H (Buckhorn Road) from County Road 27 to Pennock Pass. According to authorities, some residents have resisted evacuation.
The High Park fire has now grown to 5,000 acres with zero percent containment.
In addition to the existing evacuation orders, new evacuations have been ordered for the area between County Road 27 East and Stove Prairie Road, and south through the entire Rist Canyon area. This includes Davis Ranch Road, Whale Rock Road and south on County Road 44 three miles north of Stringtown Gulch Road.
The number of confirmed damaged structures has now grown to 10. The types of structures are as yet unknown.
The High Park fire has now grown to between 2,000 and 3,000 acres in size. High winds and dry conditions are fueling the flames and the fires rapid spread is causing new evacuations to be ordered by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
Multiple fire crews are on scene and continue to respond using land and air vehicles including nine air tankers, four helicopters, an Air Attack Command plane and a Lead plane.
The Collegian will continue to follow this story as it develops.
John Sheesley contributed to this story