Cameron Peak Fire Covering 13,305 Acres, No Containment Yet
As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, the Cameron Peak Fire has spread to 13,305 acres with zero percent containment.
According to the latest official update, no structures or facilities have been damaged. Crews are removing fuels along Crystal Lakes and Red Feather Lakes.
The aim is to push the fire towards the southwest.
About 300 personnel are working on the fire.
On Saturday afternoon, officials said the fire had advanced at all fronts, mostly along the Laramie River Road corridor. A "very large air tanker" was used to lay down retardant in an effort to slow the fire's advancement northward.
On Friday afternoon, the fire was at 1,200 acres and even then our air quality was dangerously poor. I was sitting in my backyard and I swear I saw ash falling from the sky. I noticed others, in a Northern Colorado Facebook group, stating that they too saw falling ash.
When I was driving through Fort Collins on Saturday around 3:30 p.m. the streets were eerie. It felt like everything was moving in slow motion with a hazy orange color filling the sky.
As of right now, parts Larimer County are under a mandatory evacuation order and the sky is completely smoked out.
Is it just me or does it smell like a barbecue out there? This weekend, I reluctantly went for a run at Windsor Lake and by the end of it my throat was burning and I felt unusually nauseous.
The fire is located 60 miles west of Fort Collins and 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes.
Townsquare Media's Cameron Peak Fire Timeline
- Wildfire Burning West of Fort Collins
- Cameron Peak Fire Causes Mandatory Evacuations in Larimer County
- Cameron Peak Fire Grows to Over 2,000 Acres
- Larimer County Issues Air Quality Advisory Due to Smoke
- UPDATE: Cameron Peak Fire Has Burned Over 5,000 Acres
- UPDATE: The Cameron Peak Fire Has Burned Over 10,000 Acres