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The High Park Fire is now at 49,763 acres with 10 percent containment, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department. More than 1,300 firefighting personnel are now working the fire.
The sheriff’s office has been conducting home assessments and evacuation area evaluations. Officials are informing homeowners about fire damage as it becomes available and say the priority will be getting this information to residents first. To date, 31 homeowners from the Stratton Park, Pine Acres and parts of Poudre Canyon have been notified that their homes have been destroyed. The assessment is still under way and this number will continue to grow.
Residents of the Poudre Canyon area including the Boyd Gulch/King’s Canyon area will be notified about the status of their property at the end of the 3 p.m. citizen briefing Thursday at the evacuation center at The Ranch in Loveland.
Larimer County has set up an area on the Virtual Courthouse at www.larimer.org dedicated entirely to fire-related information. Click on the High Park Fire at the top of the page to read the latest updates from the sheriff’s office, see maps of the burn area and how it has grown day-by-day, an inventory of structures in the fire area by address, and links to important resources.