10,000 still displaced in raging Colorado wildfire – USATODAY.com – About 10,000 people remain evacuated, down from more than 30,000 at the fire’s peak. […] Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that broke out on June 23, and which so far has cost $8.8 million to battle. Dangerous conditions had kept them from beginning their inquiry.
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Current stats from Inciweb:
HIGH PARK FIRE: (7:00 PM MT) – Containment is now 100%. Mop-up actions will continue on hotspots near the edge of the fire perimeter. Fire line rehabilitation is also still occurring.
TOTAL PERSONNEL — 686
SIZE — 87,284 acres
PERCENT CONTAINED — 100%
COST TO DATE — $38.4 million
WALDO CANYON FIRE: (9:00 PM MT) – The Waldo Canyon Fire is the most destructive in Colorado history, with 346 homes lost. Waldo Canyon started on June 23, three miles west of Colorado Springs. Three days later, on June 26, it exploded eastward toward the city, engulfing several neighborhoods. Evacuations peaked on June 27 at 32,000.
TOTAL PERSONNEL — 1,534
SIZE — 17,659 acres
PERCENT CONTAINED — 45%
COST TO DATE — not stated this morning
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