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High Park Fire

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Unit Information

3028 East Main Street 
Canon City, 
3028 East Main Street 
Canon City, 

Incident Contacts

Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 1
Phone: 719-315-4005
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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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 Tue, 07/05/2022 - 06:17
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause unknown
Date of Origin
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° 44' 21'' Latitude
-105° 16'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 200
Size 1,572 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 89%
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.