The Cameron Peak Fire grew to 16,461 acres yesterday, and a small amount of rain fell over the fire temporarily lessening fire activity. The Cameron Peak Fire remains a full suppression fire. No structures or facilities have been damaged, and no firefighter injuries have been reported.
Most of Wednesday’s fire spread occurred on the south and west sides of the fire area. In the Rawah Wilderness the fire burned into timberline, a natural barrier that is expected to limit further growth in that direction.
Another fire weather watch has been issued for today due to predicted dry thunderstorms and gusty winds. Over the fire area, temperatures will be in the upper 70s with northwesterly winds of 10 to 20 mph. Relative humidity will be 20 to 30%.
Heavy equipment work continues across the north end of the fire area as well as down Manhattan Road and Pingree Park Road. Hand crews are working in conjunction with heavy equipment to clean up and prepare roads to act as fuel breaks. Structure protection work is continuing as crews move into potentially affected communities farther from the fire. Fire managers are looking for ways to connect man-made control lines with natural barriers in the Joe Wright Reservoir and Long Draw Road area. They are also assessing opportunities to construct additional fire line closer to the fire, giving firefighters multiple options for future containment considering a variety of possible scenarios.
Colorado Highway 14 is closed from Rustic to Gould. There is heavy fire traffic through the Poudre Canyon as crews access the fire area.
Larimer County has implemented mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders around the fire area, and a Forest closure remains in effect. The Canyon Lakes Ranger District is under Stage 2 fire restrictions. Visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/Inte…/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd781358.pdf to learn more. Rocky Mountain National Park has implemented a complete fire ban and an area closure. For information see https://www.nps.gov/…/…/fire-information-and-regulations.htm.
#CameronPeakFire #CameronPeakFireCO #FireSeason2020
Want to escape the stress of shopping and planning this holiday weekend? Spend t…
COVID testing is not a recommended way to keep your family safe for the holidays…
COVID testing is not a recommended way to keep your family safe for the holidays. With COVID-19 rapidly spreading through Larimer County and throughout the U.S., you may become contagious between the test and when you receive results, or later. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 right now, we all need to only gather with the people we live with.
The Canterbury family in Howard, near Salida, has a hunting tradition dating bac…
The Canterbury family in Howard, near Salida, has a hunting tradition dating back for decades and it continues today led by 86-year-old matriarch Gloria Canterbury.
She harvested this buck recently on thefamily ranch where she has hunted her entire life.
Gloria and her late husband, Bill, hunted during their nearly 62 years of marriage. They raised their six children to be sportspeople and now her grandchildren and great-grandchildren have joined the tradition, says @COParksWildlife officer Kim Woodruff.
Besides Gloria, her daughters and sons hunt as well as her grandchildren, Woodruff says. Last year, son Bill helped her get a buck. This year, son Tim assisted her harvest.
The Canterbury family is well known in the Salida area for helping establish the Salida Hunter Education program and for serving as instructors for decades.
Weld County Politics6 months ago
Tonya VanBeber: The Democrat In Republican Clothing
Colorado State News8 months ago
Weld County Board of Commissioners Pull Out of C-PACE Program, Jeopardizes Windsor Sports Complex
Ault News6 months ago
2 Democrat Dark Money Groups Posing as Conservatives Funding Television Ads & Mailers for 3 Weld Republicans