Coloradans Encouraged to Drive Less Because of Cameron Peak Fire

Cheryl Sanders
October 24, 2020

Wildfire managers estimate more than 50 structures have been destroyed in the blaze, another 50,000 are threatened and nearly 13,000 people have been evacuated.

The largest wildfire on record in Colorado is only 51 percent contained Tuesday, although firefighters say they were finally able to "go on the offense" battling the blaze this week. As always, fires have caused enormous damage and sorrow to the people. Strong winds and parched surroundings have contributed to the progression of the fire, which flared up in August, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office gathered 10 evaluation teams to reckon the destruction caused by the fire's most recent impulsions, Sheriff Justin Smith posted on Facebook on Monday morning.

That state is also still dealing with a cluster of massive and deadly fires. The fire, which started near the Cal-Wood Education Center 17 miles from Boulder Saturday, is already the biggest in Boulder County's history.

According to reports, the blaze destroyed as many as 26 homes within three days of being sparked.

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"It gets a little bit tight, because we do lose some of our summer employees", Helmerick said. "So, then we knew". The federal interagency is tasked with dispatching resources across the region.

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