A wildfire is burning on nationwide forest land about 60 miles west of Fort Collins, forcing evacuations of close by campgrounds.
The fireplace was first reported at about 1:45 p.m. and it’s at about 500 acres and rising.
We’re aiding @usfsclrd with a creating hearth close to Chambers Lake. Native campgrounds evacuated voluntarily. Freeway 14 closed between Rustic and Gould. Observe @usfsclrd on Twitter for updates.
— Larimer Sheriff (@LarimerSheriff) August 13, 2020
The Cameron Peak hearth is burning within the Arapaho Roosevelt Nationwide Forest west of Chambers Lake, in line with the Rocky Mountain Space Coordination Middle.
The Chambers Lake Campground has been evacuated voluntarily, in line with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Workplace. Evacuations have been ordered for residents and companies within the space.
Forty firefighters are engaged on the #CameronPeakFire burning within the Rawah Wilderness. Air assist was unable to help this afternoon as a result of excessive winds. The fireplace may be very energetic and roughly 500 acres in dimension. Observe @LarimerSheriff for evacuation and highway closure information. pic.twitter.com/S5lrv5KNoC
— Canyon Lakes Ranger RD (@usfsclrd) August 13, 2020
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Street closures within the space embody Colorado 14 eastbound between Larimer 62 and Lengthy Draw Street, in line with the Colorado Division of Transportation.
Firefighters are battling the blaze on the bottom and air assist — two massive air tankers and 4 single-engine air tankers — has been ordered, mentioned Larry Helmerick, hearth data coordinator with RMACC.