Raw: Colorado wildfire burns more than 43,000 acres

Print
Email
|

by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 10:02 AM

LARIMER COUNTY, Co. (KMOV) -- Firefighters are working day and night to get control of Colorado's High Park fire.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says crews are finally containing some of the blaze.

The fast-moving wildfire, 15 miles west of Fort Collins, has burned more than 43,000 acres. That's more than 67 square miles.

Authorities confirm a 62-year-old woman has died

In a statement, her family says she perished in the cabin she loved.

Investigators say the lightning may have sparked the fire, but they are still investigating the cause.

Print
Email
|