High Park Fire Update

Information from High Park Fire Public Information Officer: June 9 at 4 pm

High Park Fire is now 2,000 to 3,000 acres. We now have an InciWeb site set up for this fire at www.inciweb.org/incident/2904.

Public hot line is 970-498-5500.

Media line is 970-980-2501.

In addition to earlier evacuations the following area is now being evacuated: Paradise Park Road and Stove Prairie Road, north to Rist Canyon Road, east to Spring Valley Road and south to include the Tip Top Road area.

73 notifications (not homes) were sent for this evacuation.

In addition to earlier evacuations, evacuations for Old Flowers Road from Stove Prairie Road to the 8000-block of Old Flowers Road have been ordered.

This includes about 10 homes. In addition to emergency notifications, deputies are going door to door in the area. Previous evacuation area included Paradise Park Road, Moose Horn Lane, Magic Lane and Spencer Mountain Road about 36 homes.

Evacuation Center is Cache La Poudre Middle School at 3515 West County Road 54G in Laporte.

Roads in the area are closed including Stove Prairie Road and Rist Canyon Road at Bellvue. The public is advised to stay out of the area.

Single engine air tanker, Type 1 light helicopter, Type 3 helicopter and Air Attack Command plane on scene or ordered.

There are structures in the area but have no confirmed reports of damage at this time.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Cause is unknown at this time. Appears to be both private and Forest Service land.

Type 2 management team will assume control tomorrow at noon.

Media staging area is now 1/2 mile south of Buckhorn Road closure on the Stove Prairie/ Masonville Road on the east side.

John Schultz, Public Information Oficer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office