BLM Rocky Mountain District Fire
3028 East Main Street
Canon City, CO 81212
The High Park Fire was reported at 4:16 p.m. May 12, 2022 and is burning in pinyon/juniper, ponderosa pine, and grassland on private and BLM lands approximately 5.5 miles west of Cripple Creek in Teller County, Colorado. It is approximately 25 miles north of the Canon City wild horse holding facility. BLM and Teller County are managing the fire as a full-suppression fire under Unified Command.
Visit http://tiny.cc/HighParkFire2022_TellerCo to learn about evacuations and pre-evacuation notices.
The May 17 Town Hall Meeting Video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/WNuV4vE50bM
See today's operations briefing video at: https://youtu.be/IoTUcSSgX2o
The Fire Behavior Comparison Video is at : https://youtu.be/6oyXY74Twis
See past operations briefing videos at: https://youtu.be/G19VLWjdFII
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday May 12th, 2022 approx. 04:15 PM|
|Location||6 miles west of Cripple Creek, CO|
|Incident Commander||Rocky Mountain Area Team 1 Dan Dallas, Incident Commander, Paul Duarte, Deputy Incident Commander|
|Coordinates||38.739 latitude, -105.281 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||89%|
Tall grass, timber (ponderosa pine)
Minimal burning, backing and creeping.
Maintain fire within existing perimeter and continue suppression repair actions to restore fire control lines to a stable condition.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal fire spread and behavior anticipated.
Temperatures in the low 30s and RH near 100% on Friday. Cooler temperatures and snowfall are expected throughout the weekend.