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 – Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.
Rob Allen, Incident Commander
Fire Information: 970-541-1008
Larimer County Joint Information Center: 970-980-2500 - NOTE: The Larimer County Joint Information Center will close today at 1700 and will not reopen. Please refer to https://www.larimer.org/wildfire-resources for information.
East Troublesome – Grand Zone: 970-445-2910
Cameron Peak Fire
Size: 208,913 acres
Start Date: Aug. 13, 2020
Cause: Under Investigation
Size: 4,889 acres
Start Date: Oct. 22, 2020
Cause: Spot Fire
Join the Cameron Peak Fire and Thompson Zone Fire virtual community meeting tonight at 7:30pm on Facebook Live
Firefighters have taken advantage of the warming weather and melting snow to mop-up and ground-truth more of both fires’ perimeters. The Cameron Peak Fire is now 85 percent contained and the Thompson Zone of the East Troublesome Fire is now 31 percent contained. As snowmelt continues, firefighters are accessing areas that continue to show smoke and will continue to secure the fire perimeter where necessary.
There was no smoke visible in the North Fork slop-over near Glen Haven on Sunday. The potential for smoldering and creeping is expected to increase in the Pingree Park, Cedar Park, North Fork and Thompson Zone areas as temperatures increase and there is more open ground without snow, though there is limited potential for significant fire behavior.
Firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol the areas that have been declared contained. Suppression repair has begun around these contained portions of the perimeter and firefighting equipment that is no longer necessary is being backhauled from the fireline. Heavy equipment is being used for both suppression repair as well as clearing roads. 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, 22 type 2 handcrews, 80 Engines, 10 dozers, 13 helicopters, and 18 water tenders
WEATHER: Gusty winds with highs in the upper 50s to around 60 at higher elevations to the upper 60s at lower elevations. For 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.