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.
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