CMoore of Colorado: Larimer County, High Park Fire burn scar

CMoore of Colorado

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — This CMoore of Colorado takes us to Larimer County, in the Roosevelt National Forest west of Fort Collins.

This is where the High Park Fire started about seven years ago.

It was caused by a lightning strike and was first detected on the morning of June 9, 2012.

At the time it was the most destructive fire in Colorado history, in terms of the number of houses burned. It was surpassed about a week later by the Waldo Canyon Fire and then the Black Forest Fire.

A 62-year-old woman was killed in the fire. It was declared 100 percent contained on June 30, 2012.

Next week our beautiful state turns 143 years old. Send a selfie or video of your favorite place to visit in Colorado to cmoore@kxrm.com.

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