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Cameron Peak Fire

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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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Daily Update Friday Dec 4 2020 - Cameron Peak Fire

Cameron Peak Fire Wildfire
News – 12/4/2020

Cameron Peak Fire

Update – Friday, December 4, 2020 @ 9 a.m.

Charlie Patterson, Incident Commander

·     Fire Information: 970-541-1008

·     Email:


·     InciWeb:

·     BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) dedicated InciWeb page:

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: 208,913 acres            Containment: 100%            

Start Date: Aug. 13, 2020                                           Cause: Under Investigation Personnel: 205

Current Situation: The length of the Cameron Peak fire perimeter is 342 miles.To date, 70 miles of road and 43 miles of dozer fireline have been repaired.

Today the Fuels Reduction Group will continue working in the NW corner to remove hazardous timber and reduce fuels near roads. Graders will clear snow from the remaining roads in that area to allow access to work sites. The Suppression Group will monitor the smoldering fen (dry pond) northwest of Pingree and patrol. 

The helicopter has no planned missions and will depart for another project at the end of today.

Special Note:

·       The Deadman Road/County Road 86 remains closed. Please do not drive on or hunt off this road. To better understand the dangers in this area, visit


·       Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests closures:

·       Rocky Mountain National Park:

·       Larimer County road closures:


·       Please do not fly drones over the fire where helicopters are working. Remember, “We cannot fly if you do.”

·       Please respect road closures. Traffic on closed roads creates safety hazards for firefighters and other vehicles.


An upper ridge building in from the north ushered in much warmer temperatures starting Wednesday night, and continued into Thursday. This pattern will continue Friday with readings another 10 degrees warmer. Maximum temperatures will be 32-45° above 8,000 feet and 45-55° at lower elevations. Minimum humidities will be 25-30% above 8,000 feet and 20-25% at lower elevations. Winds will be easterly and a little lighter today. Wind speeds in the Pingree area are forecasted at 5-10 MPH, with gusts remaining below 15 mph.

Resources: 2 Crews, 1 Helicopter, 5 Engines, 1 Dozer, 6 Excavators, 4 feller bunchers, 8 skidders and overhead staff.

Repair: Please email questions regarding needed suppression repairs on state and private lands to

Debris disposal: For updates on Larimer County Landfill closures and changes to restrictions, text Fire Debris to 56525, visit or call (970) 498-5760.