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The high park fire is now around 44,000 acres, but they think they are getting control over it.  Little Sand down by the piedra is pushing 9,000 now

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What's really bad is it's

What's really bad is it's only June.

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bad

we don't see a lot about on our news back here, but what i have seen it looks really bad, i hope they get a break to get it under control.

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Too smokey

for me to see much yesterday! They said they have a better handle on the East and South sides of the fire with 10% containment ! Still a concern on the North, Northwest and Northeast and West sides! Update on structures today at 3  !!!

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Glad to see they are getting

Glad to see they are getting a handle on it Exbio.  That's a pretty good sized one.  But can you imagine our's out here in 2003 and 2007?  The first burned over 300,000 acres, the second was 280,000.  My step-In-laws and also my current realtor both lost their homes in the 2007 fire.

It's amazing stuff, not in a "Hey, that's awesome!" way, but in a way that you are just sort of in awe of the power and ferocity of nature.....

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300k acres of anything is hard to believe, much less two 300 acre fires. This particular fire is amongst a very popular recreation are with a lot of homes, a state park and next to a college campus, so it gets a lot of attention. Looks like the estimate is now 52000 acres and expanding to the west in the beetle killed area, which is fine by me. Too bad about all those csu natural resource students that are missing out on a month of field work up at pingree park

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State wide fire ban now.

State wide fire ban now.

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  We had a tremendous amount

 

We had a tremendous amount of smoke in the air all the way down here in Colorado Springs yesterday.  We woke to the smell of burnt pine in the air.  Sure hope the firefighters can gain some greater control today/tonight.  Thunderstorms predicted later today may help, however, lightning started this fire.

 

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High Park

Fire is now the #1 most destructive fire in Colorado history with 181 homes lost so far that have been confirmed! Would not surprise me to see it climb over 200!! Building a fire line on the West side a long way away from the fire! Could take 2 weeks for the fire to get there!! They have to find the best place to make a stand with all the Beetle kill!!! Which needs fire anyway! If it wouldn't take anymore homes, I wouldn't mind if it went all the way to the pass!

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More news

High park is still growing, little sand is over a month old and still growing and the park county sheriff just evacuated a bunch of homes for a new fire 

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