Updated Smoke Outlook for 9/06 – 9/07
NorthCentralColorado – Cameron Peak Fire
Issued at: 2020-09-06 16:07 MDT
Red Flag Warning for Sunday and Monday. Look for active fire conditions to continue through Monday afternoon with smoke visible for many locations.
Update: Period of Unhealthy AQI is likely for the remainder of today and into the overnight for areas southeast of the fire, including Poudre Canyon,
along/north of Hwy 34/66 near Estes Park, Loveland, Longmont, into Boulder-Denver, and perhaps even further south. In addition, smoke from other western wildfires is moving into the region causing elevated air quality values. Monday morning will likely see smoke impacts within Poudre Canyon and throughout the front range with Cameron Peak
and other wildfire smoke impacting the area. Period of USG Unhealthy
air quality may be seen Monday morning.
For additional Colorado air quality and smoke information, see the CPDHE Air Quality Advisories and Smoke Blog links below.
Colorado Smoke Blog — https://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colo_smoke.aspx
AirNow Fire and Smoke Map — https://fire.airnow.gov/
CDPHE Air Quality Advisories — https://www.colorado.gov/airquality/colorado_summary.aspx
Cameron Peak Inciweb Information — https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/
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Daily Morning Update 9/27 More at: Gusty Winds Continue to Push the Fire Nort…
Daily Morning Update 9/27
More at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/
Gusty Winds Continue to Push the Fire Northeast
Current Situation: The red flag weather conditions continued to challenge firefighters with extreme fire activity for a second day yesterday. Spotting from 50-60 mph wind gusts pushed the fire perimeter to the northeast. The most active areas of the fire are the two fingers north of Highway 14. One finger pushed past Bellaire Lake toward the 74E road, and the other finger burned east past the Shambhala Center along the 68C road corridor. Fire crews were able to protect the temple at Shambhala and continued use of sprinklers wetting down areas ahead of the fire along with point protection for other values at risk. Night resources continued defensive actions and point protection measures in the communities at risk. The southern side of the fire also remains active in the Comanche Reservoir and Long Draw areas but is burning back into itself limiting spread. The high winds grounded nearly all air resources yesterday. Power remains off in much of the northeast section of the fire for safety.
Cooler temperatures and decreasing winds today will create less havoc for firefighting efforts and be a welcome change after the past two difficult days. Crews and equipment will continue engaging the fire directly where there is a high probability of success and it is safe to do so. Firefighting efforts will focus heavily on protecting structures at risk.
The Pacific Northwest Incident Management Team 6 began arriving and will be shadowing Southwest Area Incident Management Team 3 to gather intelligence and situational awareness.
Closures and Evacuations: For a full list of evacuations and road closures, visit https://nocoalert.org. The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests fire closure area is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/6964/0/107171. Rocky Mountain National Park closures include trails, travel zones, and campsites in the northern part of the park. Trail Ridge Road (Hwy 34) is open. Old Fall River Road remains closed. For more information visit https://www.nps.gov/…/…/fire-information-and-regulations.htm
Weather Conditions: Sunday morning winds are predicted to gust up to 25 mph but decrease by afternoon to 15 mph or less. The temperature will be cooler with a highs 40-50°F with a 30% chance of possible rain or snow predicted later in the day. Monday is expected to be cool with wind gusts up to 25mph.
Fire Restrictions: The Canyon Lakes Ranger District has implemented Stage 2 fire restrictions, for more information visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Inte…/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd801392.pdf. Rocky Mountain National Park has implemented a complete fire ban and an area closure, for more information visit: https://www.nps.gov/…/…/fire-information-and-regulations.htm, Larimer County has implemented a fire ban until October 31 at noon, for more information visit https://tinyurl.com/y332jsoy. Also, the State of Colorado has implemented a statewide open fire ban until October 7.
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): With the increase in fire activity the TFR expanded approximately eight miles north and four miles east. It is illegal to operate a drone in the fire area. Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Whenever a drone is spotted near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of the area. The use of drones is always prohibited in national parks. For more information please visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.
For More Information:
Public Information: (970) 541-1008, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Media Inquiries: (970) 541-0563 Containment: 25%
JIC Info Center: (970) 980-2500, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Interactive StoryMap: https://arcg.is/1ayXeD0
Smoke Update: https://tinyurl.com/y2duao6r
#CameronPeakFire update: Crews have received the go ahead to start restoring pow…
#CameronPeakFire update: Crews have received the go ahead to start restoring power to some areas. We hope to have everything north of the Red Feather Lakes road and some of the extreme lower parts of Glacier View back on by nightfall.
Crews also continue to assess the damage to our system. These images are from the upper Poudre Canyon west of Rustic.
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