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High Park Fire west of Cripple Creek is 100% contained

High Park Fire May 15 2022
Posted at 9:43 AM, May 24, 2022

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — The High Park Fire burning west of Cripple Creek is 100% contained, the Teller County Sheriff's Office announced around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

In the last update Thursday morning, the incident management team said firefighters had increased containment to 87%. Over the weekend and through Monday, they were able to reach full containment by securing lines along the south end of the fire east of Booger Red Hill and Fourmile Creek.

The below map shows the containment line as of May 20. We will update this map once we receive a current version.

High Park Fire May 20 2022

It burned about 1,572 acres.

The High Park Fire was reported on May 12 about 5.5 miles west of Cripple Creek in Teller County. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Teller County remains under Stage 2 fire restrictions.

No structures were damaged.

Teller County said the Department of Human Services secured Emergency Temporary Assistance funding for families affected by the fire, which is available for children with families with kids under age 18. That funding can be secured at the DHS office in Woodland Park (719-687-3335) or the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek (719-689-3584).