High Park Fire Update: June 14 at 10:27 AM (#HighParkFire)

Information from High Park Fire Public Information Officer.

The High Park Fire is now at 49,763 acres with 10% containment.
There are over 1,300 firefighting personnel working the fire. There are no firefighter injuries to date.

Colorado-Wyoming National Guard providing 50 military police to work the roadblocks under the direction of the Sheriff's office.

Top non-fire priorities today are home assessment and evacuation area evaluation. Residents of Poudre Canyon area including the Boyd Gulch/King's Canyon area will be notified about the status of their property today at the end of the 3:00 p.m. Citizen Briefing.

Officials are informing homeowners about fire damage as it becomes available and 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 underway and this number will continue to grow.

 Evacuations in the Shoreline Drive and Bellvue area from County Road 25E to the east have been lifted. Credentials (available at the evacuation center at the Ranch) are needed to access the area.

Firefighters continued good work last night. The fire remains north of the Buckhorn Road. With the help of retardant and water drops, the fire was kept south of Highway 14 where it had not already crossed.

Weather today is expected to be slightly cooler with relative humidity 14-18%. Winds will be out of the SW 10-15 mph with gusts to 20.

Media briefings will continue to be held at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. unless conditions change.