Officials fear many other homes will be destroyed before the fire is under control. As of Friday night, the fire is only 20 percent contained.
The worst hit area was the Whale Rock neighborhood, according to officials, 40 homes were lost in that neighborhood.
The following is list of structures destroyed in the High Park Fire:
• Solider Canyon - 1
• Missle Silo Rd (29C) - 1
• Cloudy Pass - 1
• Picnic Rock - 1
• Pine Acres - 5
• Stratton Park - 21
• Poudre Canyon - 17
• Spring Valley - 3
• Old Flowers - 1
• Whale Rock - 40
• Paradise Park - 12
• Tip Top - 2
• Rist Creek - 7
There are now additional crews working on the 200 acre spot fire near Glacier View, for a total of 195 firefighting personnel in addition to air support.
The southwest portion of the fire did receive a little rain, but the concern remains the strong downdrafts from these incoming storms.
The Red Cross will open a second shelter Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Cache La Poudre Middle School, located at 3515 West County 54G in Laporte.
Fire officials say the current cost of the fire is estimated at $7.2 million.
Of the 3,000 notifications sent out for evacuations since the fire started, 1,187 of those have been lifted. However, Thursday night, 200 more evacuations were sent out at 11 p.m. on Thursday for the ninth filing of Glacier View.
These evacuations include includes area east from Eiger Road to Rams Horn Mountain Road and north from the Mount Blanc Guardian Peak area to the north end of Mount Everest Drive.
An evacuation order was issued at 5 p.m. on Thursday for the Glacier View area from Many Thunders Road south into the 10th, 11th and 12th filing.
High Park Fire officials say embers crossed over Highway 14, sparking a fire on the north side of the highway that grew to 200 acres Friday.
Residents of about 80 homes on the north side of the fire were ordered out Thursday evening, even as other residents to the east were allowed to return.
The areas that were evacuated includes:
Other evacuations include:
- Meadow Mountain Drive
- Little Bald Mountain Court
- Grey's Peak Court
- Diamond Peak Court
- Little Twins Court
- Red Mountain Court
- Pingree Hill Court
- Rabbit Ears Court
- Bullrock Court
- Black Mountain Court
Larimer County Sheriff deputies say approximately 1,500 personnel are fighting the blaze.
Due to the high-fire danger and the very dry conditions in Colorado, Governor John Hickenlooper banned open burning and private use of fireworks throughout the state. The ban does not apply to campfires in fire pits, fireplaces, grills or controlled burns for agricultural purposes. Commercial, professional and municipal firework displays are allowed as long as they have the proper permits.
9NEWS Meteorologist Becky Ditchfield says the eastern half of Colorado is under a slight risk for severe weather, issued by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. Storms will form around 2 p.m. along the Front Range foothills, producing wind, lightning and rain possibly through the High Park Fire burn area.
Read the full weather forecast here
9NEWS Meteorologist Marty Coniglio reports smokes plumes reaching 34,000 feet Wednesday, which is 10,000-feet higher than the most intense point of the fire on Saturday or Sunday.
View map of fire perimeter here
Some residents were allowed back home on Wednesday after receiving credentials to get through road blocks. As of noon on Thursday, Bonner Peaks residents were allowed back into the area. Officials do not anticipate reopening Cloudy Pass, Mill Canyon or Soldier Canyon on Friday. These areas are still being evaluated.
The evacuation area south of CR38E from Gindler Ranch Road west to Milner Ranch Road was lifted after a few days.
Fire officials also issued an all-clear for the area of Big Bear Road, Bar D Ranch Road, south on the Buckhorn Road to the junction of the Masonville Road, northwest to include Alfalfa Way, Buckhorn Ridge Way and Running Brook Lane.
Seventy percent of the fire is burning private land while 30 percent is on U.S. Forest Service land.
On Monday, authorities confirmed 62-year-old Linda Steadman died from the blaze. Search crews found Steadman's remains at her house on Old Flowers Road.
Authorities say Steadman received two notification calls. A deputy was on his way to personally warn her, but he was pushed back by flames.
According to Larimer County, many residents are refusing to evacuate. The county is keeping a record of who refused for public records.
The thousands of people who were sent evacuation-order notices this week went to The McKee building at The Ranch at Interstate 25 and Crossroads Boulevard.
Larimer County opened the High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center on Friday at Johnson Hall on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins. The DRC will provide a one-stop opportunity for victims of the High Park Fire to receive services and obtain information on County, State, and CSU services.
Large animals and livestock can be taken to The Ranch also. Small domestic animals can be taken to the Larimer County Humane Society. If you want to help the evacuated animals, you can donate to the Larimer Humane Society online, www.larimerhumane.org.
Many wolves were evacuated from the Wolf Sanctuary in Larimer County. Each wolf is with its pack-mate, allowing them to be in groups of two or three. Volunteers are monitoring the wolves 24 hours a day. If you would like to help, offers can be made on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nocowolfsanctuary. They need items such as dog food, bowls, kennels, blankets and various other things listed on their Facebook page.
The fire dens - or underground concrete bunkers - that were built in 2011 are working. Monday afternoon, the Wolf Sanctuary workers were able to get into the facility and check in on the animals. Though there is slight fire damage to the property, the fire has not affected the enclosures. They were not able to evacuate more animals, but they were able to bring in more food and water.
"The community is here for you and the community really does care. So, thank you for those who care," Patricia Billinger, with the American Red Cross, said.
One firefighter was taken by a non-emergent by ambulance out of the area for heat exhaustion on Sunday. Two other firefighters were suffered burns, but they returned to fighting the fire after being released from the hospital.
Larimer County confirmed the structures were mostly lost in the following areas:
- Rist Canyon
- Stove Prairie to Old Flowers Road
- Paradise Park
- Poudre Canyon and Park
There are many unburned areas within the perimeter of the fire, so residents should not assume their homes are damaged or destroyed. An assessment and recovery team will be working to identify specific addresses of damaged or destroyed properties. As of Friday morning, 48 homes were confirmed damaged or destroyed of the 118 structures damaged by the fire.
"It's pretty tough, people have lost their homes and everything they owned," Hickenlooper said Sunday. "Their world is very different than it was a day ago."
Road closures include:
- Highway 14 from Ted's Place to Stove Prairie Road
- Highway 14 east of CR69
- CR23 & Lodge Pole/Lory State Park
- CR25E & CR54E
- CR27 (Stove Prairie Road) south from Highway 14
- CR27 (Stove Prairie Road) one mile south of CR44H (Buckhorn Road)
- CR27 & CR38E
- CR27 north of CR44H
- CR38E and CR25E
- CR44H (Buckhorn Road) west of CR27
- CR52E (Rist Canyon Road) west of CR27E
- CR52E (Rist Canyon Road) CR25E Bellvue
- CR69 & Highway 14
The High Park Fire was first spotted at around 6 a.m. Saturday. Crews had to hike through difficult terrain to first reach the area.
Lightning cause the High Park Fire.
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