How Cameron Peak Fire Compares to 2012 High Park Fire
The Cameron Peak Fire has exceeded 16,000 acres burned to the west of Fort Collins, resulting in heavy smoke and visible ash within city limits. Here's how the wildfire compares to the High Park Fire in Northern Colorado in 2012.
- Caused by lightning, June 9, 2012, contained on July 1, 2012
- 87,000 acres
- Burned the foothills west of Fort Collins near Horsetooth Reservoir, Rist Canyon, Poudre Canyon, Whale Rock and Buckhorn Creek.
- 257 homes destroyed
- 1 fatality
- Third-largest wildfire in Colorado history (was second-largest fire until the Pine Gulch Fire near Grand Junction in 2020)
GALLERY: More Than 550 Fighting Cameron Peak Fire
Photo Gallery: 2012 High Park Fire