The High Park Fire is 5% contained, but 25 new evacuation orders were sent at 12:38 p.m. Evacuation orders have been issued for the entire Pingree Park Road area, to include Hourglass and Comanche Reservoirs, east on the Buckhorn Road up to and including Pennock Pass, northeast to the intersection of Stove Prairie Road and Highway 14, and west to the intersection of Highway 14 and Pingree Park Road.

All evacuated citizens may go to The McKee building at The Ranch at I25 and Crossroads Boulevard.

The battle continues as more resources are being added. There will be 500 firefighters working the fire today. 26 engines are assigned to the fire today with 100 expected by Wednesday.

Air resources include:

5 Heavy air tankers
5 Single engine air tankers
4 Type 1 heavy helicopters
3 Type 2 medium helicopters
4 Type 3 helicopters
3 Blackhawk helicopters from the National Guard

Weather conditions will be warmer and drier today with shifting winds which will cause concern for firefighters.


More From 99.9 The Point