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Larimer County Sheriff’s officials said this afternoon that the number ofhomes lost in the High Park fire has reached 181, the most in Colorado history surpassing the Four Mile fire in 2010, which claimed 169 homes.
This morning’s fire briefing put the fire at more than 54,232 acres burned, the third-largest in recorded Colorado history. Only the Hayman fire at 137,760 acres and Missionary Ridge, at 71,739 acres are larger, and those fires happened during the drought of 2002.
The High Park Fire in Larimer County has burned almost 37,000 acres, damaged or destroyed an estimated 100 structures, and claimed one life so far. About 400 firefighters have been battling the blaze on Monday, and about 200 more are expected within the next 48 hours. The fire is still at 0% containment.