High Park Fire Update: June 9 at 7:38 PM (#HighParkFire)

Information obtained from High Park Fire Public Information Officer:  June 9 at 7:38 PM

High Park Fire is currently at 5,000 acres with 0% containment.

Over 800 emergency notifications have been sent so far today.

New Evacuations have been ordered for the area between CR27E and Stove Prairie Road and south through the entire Rist Canyon area including Davis Ranch Road, Whale Rock Road.  South on CR44H 3 miles to just north of Stringtown Gulch Road

A pre-evacuation alert for the area on Buckhorn Road between mile markers 25 and 27, including Cougar Dr, Cougar Den Place, Bighorn Drive and Moose Ridge Drive.  Residents in this area are asked to be prepared to evacuate in the event that the High Park Fire moves to the east of where it is currently burning. 

Previous evacuations include Paradise Park Road, Moose Horn Lane, Magic Lane and Spencer Mountain Road.  Old Flowers Road from Stove Prairie Road to the 8000-block of Old Flowers Road.

Stove Prairie Road north along County Road 27 to Highway 14, east along Highway 14 to approximately mile marker 111, southeast to Rist Canyon Fire Station 1, then back west to to include Wilderness Ridge Way, Rist Creek Road, Spring Valley Road and County Road 41 and all of the roads that run off of it.

Cache La Poudre Middle School in Laporte is the evacuation center.  Large animals may be taken to the Ranch at I-25 & Crossroads Blvd.  Small animals may be taken to Larimer Humane Society.

10 structures (unknown type) have been confirmed damaged in and there is no update on the residents that are missing  We are trying to confirm their location at this time.  More detail on structure damage will be available when it is safer for firefighters to go into the area.

One firefighter was taken non-emergent by ambulance out of the area for heat exhaustion.

Road closures include:

CR27 (Stove Prairie Road) south from Highway 14
CR27 north of CR44H
CR44H (Buckhorn Road) west of CR27
CR52E (Rist Canyon Road) west of CR27E

200 ground and engine crews are fighting the fire including 4 Hotshot crews.  There are 15 engines and 3 water tenders on scene.

Current air resources include:

5 SEATS (Single Engine Air Tankers)
2 type 3 helos
2 type 1 helos
Air Attack control plane
Lead plane
2 heavy air tankers with 2 more on order

Large animals can be taken to the Ranch at I-25 and Crossroads Blvd.  Small animals can be taken to the Larimer Humane Society.

Public information is available at the Larimer County Emergency Information line at 970-498-5500, where Information Officers are answering the phone, or on Twitter @larimersheriff, or Inciweb at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2904/.

Residents can sign up to receive emergency notifications on cell phones or email at www.leta911.org or calling 970-962-2170 if no internet access.

John Schulz
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office

Other information sources:

Follow #HighParkFire hash tag or @LarimerSheriff or @LarimerCounty or @COEmergency on Twitter.