In Colorado, there have been more than 1,000 wildfires reported so far this year, burning more than 660,000 acres.
Recent heavy snowfall is aiding the firefighters’ battles against the two largest wildfires in Colorado history: The East Troublesome Fire and the Cameron Peak Fire.
- Cameron Peak is now twice the size of the City and County of Denver.
- Thousands evacuated as the East Troublesome Fire exploded in size last Wednesday after growing over 100,000 acres nearly overnight.
Containment for current fires in Colorado as of today include:
- Cameron Peak Fire: 208,663 acres, 64% contained
- East Troublesome Fire: 192,560 acres, 15% contained
- Middle Fork Fire: 20,433 acres, 12% contained
- Williams Fork Fire: 14,749 acres, 30% contained
- CalWood Fire: 10,105 acres, 76% containment
- Ice Fire: 596 acres, 90% contained