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Cameron Peak Fire

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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
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Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Cameron Peak Fire Information Update, Sun., Nov 1

Cameron Peak Fire Wildfire
News – 11/1/2020

Cameron Peak Fire 
East Troublesome Fire Thompson Zone 
Update – Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m. 
Rob Allen, Incident Commander 

Fire Information: 970-541-1008 
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/ 
Email: 2020.cameronpeak@firenet.gov 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CameronPeakFire 
Larimer County Joint Information Center: 970-980-2500 
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCPNA6qSJC2UYKz68rp9etvA  
East Troublesome – Grand Zone: 970-445-2910 
 
Cameron Peak Fire 
Size: 208,663 acres 
Containment: 64% 
Start Date: Aug. 13, 2020 
Cause: Under Investigation 
Personnel: 1,433 
 
Thompson Zone 
Size: 4,346 acres 
Containment: 0% 
Start Date: Oct. 22, 2020 
Cause: Spot Fire 
 
As anticipated, a wind event occurred today across the Cameron Peak Fire and East Troublesome Thompson Zone. Wind gusts up to 50 mph tested the fireline. Thanks to the hard work of crews, as well as the snow and high fuel moisture, firelines held keeping the fire within its current perimeter. Fire managers anticipate that within a few more shifts, containment will increase. Air operations was unable to fly yesterday due to the wind conditions.  

Snowmelt continues across many areas of the fire, making it easier for firefighters to access locations where heat and smoke persist. Heavy equipment is also being utilized where needed. Despite smoldering and some smoke in the Pingree Park area, fire managers anticipate they can gain increased containment in that area soon, as crews are working the fireline to ensure the fire will not spread beyond the existing control lines.  

Crews are mopping up around Glen Haven and continue to monitor the North Fork slop-over with unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones, as access to that area continues to be difficult due to the snow. Fire managers are also using crews around the perimeter of the Thompson Zone to work directly along the fireline where topography allows to prevent the fire from progressing towards the Town of Estes Park and other values at risk.  

For the contained areas of the fire, firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol the fire edge. Suppression repair has begun around these contained portions of the perimeter and equipment that is no longer necessary is being backhauled from the fireline. Smoke will be visible from the interior of these fires as the heavy fuels, such as downed logs, continue to smolder and burn, but they do not currently pose a risk for fire spread.  
 
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(enter #1) if you have been evacuated and need shelter. You can also visit http://cowyredcrossblog.org/cpf/ for updates.  
 
CLOSURES: Rocky Mountain National Park is closed. National Forest System 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, 29 Type 2 Hand crews, 96 Engines, 11 dozers, 13 helicopters, and 25 water tenders 
 
WEATHER: Mostly sunny with temperatures in the upper 50s, relative humidity from 27-35 percent, and winds 5-15 mph with gusts 30-35 mph depending on elevation. For information on 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.  

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