Colorado Wildfire Burns Most Homes in State History

June 18, 2012

A wildfire in northern has scorched about 85 square miles of forest land and destroyed at least 181 homes, the most in state history.

The destructiveness of the High Park Fire burning 15 miles west of Fort Collins surpassed the Fourmile Canyon wildfire, which destroyed 169 homes west of Boulder in September 2010.

The fire has burned 58,046 acres and is 45 percent contained, according to fire officials. About 1,700 firefighters are battling the fire.

The lightning-caused blaze is believed to have killed a 62-year-old woman whose body was found in her cabin.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Wildfire Homeowners Colorado

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