Colorado Wildfire: High Park Fire Hits 58,770 Acres Even as Winds Calm

"LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -- Monday's predicted convergence of high temperatures and gusty winds failed to materialize at the High Park fire — but the day brought news of more destruction as authorities confirmed that another eight homes had been claimed by the flames. That disclosure pushed to 189 the total of residences destroyed in the second-largest wildfire in Colorado history."

"The homes were lost between Buckhorn and Redstone Canyon, after winds pushed the fire into previously unburned fuel within the fire's perimeter. The fire has burned an estimated 58,770 acres."

Joey Bunch and Kieran Nicholson report for the Denver Post June 19, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Colorado Wildfire: Eight More Homes Lost in High Park Fire; Springer Fire Grows To 970 Acres" (Denver Post)

"Wildfires Claim 189 Homes in Northern Colorado" (AP)

Source: Denver Post, 06/19/2012