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Jun 17, 2012 12:16 AM by Jacqui Heinrich

Mother Nature doesn't get them down

181 homes have been lost so far in the High Park fire burning in northern Colorado.

One evacuated couple is waiting for word on their home which was just built, after another wildfire destroyed their previous home in the same area less than 2 years ago.

Woody and Carol Anderson lost their home in the Crystal fire about a year and a half ago. They spent the next 14 months living in a trailer; now they're back in that trailer again.

Their new home is on Rist Canyon; it just got water and phone lines installed. "We just keep going, just keep rebuilding. We love the mountains," Woody Anderson says.

At this time fire crews have confirmed at least 7 homes have been lost on Rist Canyon where the Andersons live; several others have been damaged.

In all, the High Park fire has claimed 181 homes. Though it is 45% contained as of now, more than 55,000 acres have been lost to the flames.

 

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