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High Park Fire

Unit Information

BLM Rocky Mountain District Fire
3028 East Main Street
Canon City, CO 81212

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 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. 

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday May 12th, 2022 approx. 04:15 PM
Location6 miles west of Cripple Creek, CO
Incident CommanderRocky Mountain Area Team 1 Dan Dallas, Incident Commander, Paul Duarte, Deputy Incident Commander
Coordinates38.739 latitude, -105.281 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel200
Size1,572 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained89%
Fuels Involved

Tall grass, timber (ponderosa pine)

Significant Events

Minimal burning, backing and creeping.


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temperatures in the low 30s and RH near 100% on Friday. Cooler temperatures and snowfall are expected throughout the weekend.