Residents return as fire nears containment

The High Park Fire continues to hold at 87,284 acres, with no growth since June 27th. Containment is now estimated at 85 percent. The majority of evacuated residents have been allowed to return to their neighborhoods. Fire officials will spend the next 24 hours assessing the remaining evacuation zones to determine when they can be reopened. On all portions of the fire, line reinforcement, holding, mop-up and rehabilitation continue, with operations personnel continuing to secure the southwest portion of the fire.

Perimeter of the High Park Fire as of June 29, 2012.

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The High Park Fire: A Community Responds