High Park Fire – Day 4

Sunrise with smoke from the High Park Fire

I just wanted to send a quick update on the fire today and then I invite you to read the previous post reblogged from Freedom to a Full Life. Katrina’s beautiful words reflect how I’m feeling today.

Today, it is very smoky – so much so – that the smoke could be mistaken for a think fog if everything didn’t smell like a campfire. It has been cooler for the past few days and normally we would open up the house to bring in the fresh air, but not today. While the authorities say that the fire is still growing, it did not grow exponentially yesterday. It went from 37,000 to 43,000 acres. Still a lot, but not as much percentage-wise as the previous two days. And the Sheriff tweeted this morning that there is some containment – very good news.

The reports are starting to come in about damaged and destroyed homes, but the evacuees still don’t know which ones or how bad. The initial reports say around one hundred structures in Rist Canyon – but they are expecting to identify more as investigators can get into the burned areas safely. More firefighters and air support are coming in today and the winds are still cooperating.

8 comments on “High Park Fire – Day 4

  1. Hi Cathy–Thank you for the update. You have been on my mind. I’m glad to hear that there is some containment. Keep us posted–and keep holding that calm healing vibration for yourself and those around you. Much love-Julie


    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Julie. They’re saying possibly 10% containment by tonight on the East, South and West sides of the fire which happen to be the sides closest to us. And thanks for reminding me to hold the healing vibration for myself, too! Love, Cathy


  2. Ditto what Julie said. I hope this is the beginning of the end of the fires, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by them.


    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Madame Weebles. Yes, I hope it’s the beginning of the end. They lifted the evacuation for some of the homes South of the fire today. But the battle still rages to the North. Firefighters are doing everything they can to keep it from crossing the Poudre River tonight. I sure hope they succeed. Will keep you posted…


  3. Becky Rathel says:

    Watching the news and praying for you all.
    Love you,


  4. russtowne says:

    Thank you for your updates, Cathy. Stay safe!



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