Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Cameron Peak Fire
East Troublesome Fire Thompson Zone
Update – Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 @ 10:00 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: 208,663 acres
Start Date: Aug. 13, 2020
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 1,541 (Cameron Peak and Thompson Zone)
Size: 4,346 acres
Start Date: Oct. 22, 2020
Cause: Spot Fire
Today, the Pacific Northwest Type 1 Incident Management Team took command of the Cameron Peak Fire and the East Troublesome-Thompson Zone Fire. We recognize this has been a long and trying time for the local and surrounding communities impacted by these fires and we will continue the aggressive suppression efforts through direct attack where it is safe to do so and implementing indirect tactics where there is the highest probability of success. We have several objectives, but our highest priority is the safety of our firefighters and the public.
The winter snowstorm that started Sunday and continued through mid-day yesterday brought 15”-20” of snow over both fires. The snow was not a season ending event, but a season slowing event. Fire activity decreased in the past few days but could become more active as temperatures increase later in the week. Inaccessible and hazardous road conditions are still a factor so overhead fire personnel will continue to assess the effects of the fire to focus our priorities when we resume fire suppression and evaluate our ability to start suppression repairs.
EVACUATIONS: For updates, text the word LCEVAC to 888777 from your cell phone for the Cameron Peak Fire and TFIRE to 888777 for the Thompson Zone of the East Troublesome Fire. Emergency information will be forwarded as needed. This is the best way to get information about the situation in your area. Call the Red Cross at 800-417-0495. Press #1 if you have been evacuated and need shelter. You can also visit http://cowyredcrossblog.org/cpf/ for updates.
CLOSURES:All Rocky Mountain National Park is closed. All National Forest lands on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District are closed.
Larimer County evacuations and road closures: https://nocoalert.org
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests closures: https://www.fs.usda.gov/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=60887
Rocky Mountain National Park closures: https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/fireinformation-and-regulations.html
RESOURCES: 2 Hotshot crews, 32 Type 2 Hand crews, 116 Engines, 14 dozers, 13 helicopters, and 29 water tenders
WEATHER: Temperatures will be warming into the 30s as we move into a warming trend the rest of this week. For more information on smoke and air quality, visit: https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/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.