After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
After burning 87,284 acres, the High Park Fire near Fort Collins is now fully contained.
The High Park fire is now blamed for the loss of 259 homes. Until the Waldo Canyon Fire hit Colorado Springs, the fire had held the title of most destructive in the state's history.
The fire became the state's most destructive over the weekend of June 16-17 when the total number of homes destroyed reached 181. The Hayman fire still holds the dubious honor of largest fire.
The number of homes lost to the fire grew greatly when the fire jumped into the Glacier View and Hewlett subdivisions.
Fire commanders say that while the fire is contained, mop-up actions will continue on hotspots near the edge of the fire. They're also continuing to rehabilitate fire lines.
A disaster recovery center is open for victims at Johnson Hall on the Colorado State University Campus. The center is open Mon.-Fri. from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will likely remain open for three or four weeks.
To date, the cost of combating the fire is $38.4 million.
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