High Park Fire burns 400+ acres, 0% contained – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2022-05-13 14:13:39 –

Teller County, Colorado — The Hyperk fire burning west of Cripple Creek has grown to over 400 acres and is uncontained, according to an updating official on Friday morning.

Matt Norton, Land Management Department of Canon City, commander of the fire incident, said: The fire started around 4:30 pm on Thursday Just east of High Park Road and Teller County Road 11.

The unit responded swiftly and firefighters were able to protect their homes in the Lake Moore Drive area, Norton said.

The fire has no containment, but Norton said good work was done in the Lake Moore Drive and Four Mile Creek areas. He said Thursday that single-digit relative humidity and wind speeds above 40-50mph contributed to the difficulty of containment. The fire will continue on Friday.

According to Norton, Friday’s focus is on the eastern and southern parts of the fire, which burned more than 400 acres.

The county committee declared a local disaster due to a fire around 4 pm on Thursday.

Evacuation of the Lakemoor subdivision continues. In total, 42 homes, including 120, have been evacuated.

Teller County Sheriff’s Office

The Cripple Creek Ranch parcel, Lost Burro Campground, and part of Mount Pisgah Road to Teller County Road 1 are being evacuated in advance. The other side of Teller County Road 1 is not in pre-evacuation, but Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesel said people in the area should be vigilant.

As of Friday morning, the structure is undamaged.

Cripple Creek High School has shelters for evacuees. Rescue of large animals takes place at Cripple Creek Fairgrounds.

Mikesel said the sheriff’s office will continue to update the community on Facebook and Twitter. They will also hold the City Hall at the Florissant Fire Department at 1:00 pm on Friday.

Anyone interested in donating supplies to the crew, such as water, gatorade, cough drops, and eye drops, can take them to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office.

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