This blogpost has become an overview blogpost, updated several times, and including all links mentioned in later blogposts. The below images/info may be outdated already, so click through for latest.
- ! –> Article in Denver Post: Updeated 6/16/2012: “Ten [miles] from Shambhala community dig in, protect stupa from High Park fire” @ http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20869111/ten-from-shambhala-community-dig-protect-stupa-from
- 10:30am on 6/16/2012, I added the first below map to THIS blogpost.
- Same info from annotated InciWeb (6/15/2012):
- Issued 6/15/2012 @ 10:00 p.m. by Jennifer Hillmann, Public Information Office: “[…] The 200 acre spot fire near Glacier View area has been anchored and there is a lot of line built around it. There were 195 firefighters working in this area, and they were being assisted by air support as needed. In addition, a plan is in place to expand structure protection operations north of the Poudre River. […]“
! Quick Links for Latest:
!–> LATEST on Fire from InciWeb: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2904
!–> Denver Post Blog with news updates: http://blogs.denverpost.com/weather/2012/06/09/high-park-fire-larimer-county-live-updates/1001/
!–> Regional TV Channel 9 Wildfire Resource Center may have more, too: http://topics.9news.com/wildfires
!–> Larimer County Sheriff: Check its ‘Breaking News‘ link: http://larimersheriff.org/
! To Help:
Check with Colorado Division of Emergency Management‘s http://www.coemergency.com/2012/06/seeking-ways-to-help-those-affected-by.html, which states:
!–> “Check http://www.helpcoloradonow.org/ for the best ways to help those who have been affected by the High Park Fire.”
— Overview with more links is below these updates —
—- UPDATE. June 14, 9:15 pm:—————–
From the InciWeb’s update (click above link for latest) from about 9:10pm (Thursday evening June 14):
” […] The High Park Fire is located approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins and has burned an estimated 52,000 acres to date and is an estimated 15 percent contained.
Firefighters are working to contain a 60-100 acre spot fire on the north side of Poudre Canyon near Steven’s Gulch. […]
Pre-evacuation alerts have been sent to residents in the Glacier View area to include the following area: All of Glacier View (including the area north of County Road 74E), AND The area south of County Road 74E between Hewlett Gulch Road to the east and County Road 68C to the west and Hwy 14 to the south […]”
[InciWeb – Read Full and latest update at link above]
- For my family in Belgium (who get to see this fire on their evening TV news!), here’s 4 MAP screenshots, with the Fire (as of June 14 in the evening), and some highlighting and locations added. SMC is in the top map, just 15 km northwest of the fire’s edge… I’m near Wonderland Lake, about 60 km south of this fire:
More about how to make a map such as the one above (top above), see my more recent blogpost “High Park Fire’s Proximity to SMC, Rustic, Red Feather Lakes, Boulder,… (maps)“
Colorado Daily screenshot June 14:
—–——– — Overview with more links is below: — ——-—–
– Original June 12 Post, with all its various links and original screenshots: –
!–> LATEST: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2904
- Updates may also be announced on Fort Collins’ Community Radio Station:
As of Tuesday June 12, the distance between the fire and SMC is
only 9.5 miles, over two miles closer from where it started. Map below. Luckily the prevailing winds are in the other direction, but that can change quickly…
- For Nationwide Wildfire Current Incident data, see InciWeb: http://www.inciweb.org/
- High Park Fire specifically: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2904
- For the severity of the ongoing drought, see http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
Fort Collins’ http://www.coloradodaily.com is likely to have the most recent, as it’s in its backyard.
43,433 acres = 17 577 hectare = 175+ square kilometer = 67.9 square miles
Yesterday, as a quick insert in my previous post (about Syria), I mentioned the High Park Fire and its proximity to Shambhala Mountain Center. The Screenshot on which I marked SMC was this:
- Today (Tuesday June 12, 2012), the fire perimeter map has been updated to 43,372 acres.
Between then and this blogpost, the northwest corner of the fire barely expanded in the area I marked with a blue square.
http://www.shambhalamountain.org/ doesn’t seem to have fire info. (More likely place to find info from people there is on Facebook.)
Wonderful place to visit or do retreat. May it stay out of danger’s path.
I took this photo of its stupa there many winters ago: