Explosive Destruction of the High Park Fire: June 10th, 2012
We have one heck of a forest fire raging right in my backyard. The High Park Fire has proven to be the most destructive wildfire in Colorado state history after destroying at least 189 homes, but there are likely many more. Today it still is growing at nearly 70,000 acres (placing it third in size for all-time CO fires) with 55% containment.
This image was taken on Sunday June 10th, which likely was the day of the greatest fire growth (roughly 30k acres in a day). Thanks to all the brave firefighters! For information on donating to the fire recovery and victims please see here: helpcoloradonow.org/