Cameron Peak Fire
East Troublesome Fire Thompson Zone
Update – Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.
Rob Allen, Incident Commander
Fire Information: 970-541-1008
Larimer County Joint Information Center: 970-980-2500
East Troublesome – Grand Zone: 970-445-2910
Cameron Peak Fire
Size: 208,913 acres
Start Date: Aug. 13, 2020
Cause: Under Investigation
Size: 4,889 acres
Start Date: Oct. 22, 2020
Cause: Spot fire from East Troublesome Fire
Total Personnel on both fires: 1,173
Yesterday, Larimer County officials lifted all mandatory and all voluntary evacuations for the Cameron Peak Fire and the Thompson Zone of the East Troublesome Fire. All residents and business occupants that were under evacuations for both fires may now return to their homes and businesses with no restrictions. We sympathize with those who have been affected by these fires, and remind you to watch out for any hazards including fire weakened trees, downed lines, and smoldering materials of any sort. Firefighters remind you to "Look Up, Look Down, and Look All Around." Smoke will be visible within the interior of the fire area until inclement weather arrives. The Larimer County Joint Information Center has closed; however, you can visit https://www.larimer.org/wildfire-resources for information.
Although firefighters have and continue to address hotspots and other hazards, remember to use caution when re-entering a burned area. Avoid hot ash, charred trees, smoldering debris, and live embers. Check the grounds for hot spots and smoldering stumps. Be sure to take the time to document your property in photographs and check your home for fire damage. Before turning on your main breaker, turn off appliances and check for damage.
Today, crews will continue repair work in areas where the fire is contained. They will be working to complete suppression repair on dozer lines and other impacts from fire suppression activities in the next several days. Crews will mop up smokes and continue to secure the fire’s edge where necessary, and monitoring heat in South Pingree. In the Thompson Zone, line improvement will be done to secure the fire edge in preparation for warming and drying conditions. Crews will also be working to identify suppression repair areas adjacent to the YMCA. If you do not want to have suppression repair work done on your private property, please contact Larimer County Office of Emergency Management at 970-481-7120.
Tomorrow, a very weak cold front will be arriving to the area, causing breezy west winds that could increase surface spread and try to move the fire east in uncontained areas. This may result in elevated potential for increasing fire activity, particularly in areas around Pingree, Glen Haven, the Retreat, North Fork and Cedar Park. However, the firefighters, engines, helicopters, and heavy equipment will remain in the area as they continue to increase containment, address remaining hotspots, and complete suppression repair throughout the fire area.
CLOSURES: Rocky Mountain National Park is closed. National Forest System lands on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District are closed.
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests closures: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/arp/alerts-notices/…
Rocky Mountain National Park closures: https://www.nps.gov/…/…/fire-information-and-regulations.htm
Larimer County evacuations and road closures: https://nocoalert.org
RESOURCES: 2 hotshot crews, 22 type 2 handcrews, 74 engines, 10 dozers, 8 helicopters, and 16 water tenders
WEATHER: High temperatures will once again range from near 60 to around 70 at lower elevations. A cold front will move across the fire Tuesday night into Wednesday, with slightly cooler temps and increased cloudiness. For information on smoke and air quality, visit: https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/out…/CentralColoradoFrontRange
Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR): A TFR is in place over the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome Fires. 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. For more information, visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.
For more information visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/
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