FIRE ALERT: Wildfires Engulf Forests, Homes In The West - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

FIRE ALERT: Wildfires Engulf Forests, Homes In The West

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - The out of control High Park Fire burning in Larimer County, Colorado grew larger on Monday scorching more than 41,140 acres by nightfall.

9News reports that nearly 100 homes have now been damaged or destroyed in a fire that authorities are calling "very aggressive" and believe to have been started by lightning. Firefighters have seen flames as high as 300 feet and moving as fast as 20-40 feet per minute, according to InciWeb.org.

On Monday, officials also confirmed that there has been one death due to the High Park Fire, The Coloradoan reported. Officials believe they found the remains of 62-year-old Linda Stedman at her house on Old Flowers Road. click here to read more

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