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June 20, 2012 - Wildfire near Fort Collins, Colorado

Wildfire near Fort Collins Before
Landsat 5
June 8, 2011
Wildfire near Fort Collins After
Landsat 7
June 18, 2012
Wildfire near Fort Collins Before
Wildfire near Fort Collins After
June 8, 2011 June 18, 2012
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The High Park wildfire continues to burn just west of Fort Collins, CO. The burned area, shown in dark red in the June 18 image, shows the nearly 60,000 acres that have burned so far. The fire, which started on June 9 by a lightning strike, destroyed 189 homes as of June 19. Evacuation orders remain in place in many areas. In the June 18 image, clouds hover just north of the burned area, with smoke from the fire visible as blue.