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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 December 6, 2020

Cameron Peak Fire Wildfire
News – 12/6/2020

Cameron Peak Fire
Update – Sunday, December 6, 2020, 9a.m

Larry Money and Chet Dieringer, Incident Commanders 
Matt Champa, Incident Commander (trainee) 

Size: 208,913 acres        Containment: 100%        Start Date: Aug. 13, 2020        Cause: Under Investigation 

Special Notes:  Our operations staff report increased violation of the closure on Deadman Rd/County Rd 86 – both by vehicle and people on foot. This closure is in place for a reason. The roads in this area are very slick, and our crews and equipment are working on these roads. Added traffic and potential slide-offs endanger the lives of our firefighters. Please respect the closure.  

Current Situation:  At 6:00 PM last night, December 5, command of the Cameron Peak Fire was transferred to a Type 3 incident management organization under the leadership of Incident Commanders Larry Money, Chet Dieringer, and Matt Champa (trainee). As the complexity of the incident keeps decreasing, there will be fewer resources assigned to the fire. 

The Type 3 Incident Management team is tasked with accomplishing enough work on the Cameron Peak Fire that all management and activities can be turned over to a smaller, Type 4 organization. A Type 4 organization consists solely of a group of local resources from the home unit (in this case, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests) that can manage the fire’s needs without any outside assistance.  

The primary focus of operations on the Cameron Peak Fire is now fuels reduction. There are still several weeks of work to be done northwest of the fire perimeter in Division D. Crews will work as long as weather allows, and some work may remain for the spring. The Suppression Group is still monitoring the smoldering fen north of the CSU campus; they have found no other areas of heat. The administrative side of the Cameron Peak Fire is still very active; several overhead staff remain in place to work on finances, equipment management, public information, and planning.  

Closures:  


Advisories:  

  • 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. 


Weather:  Skies should be sunny today with temperatures 10-15 degrees warmer than normal (temps 36-48 above 8000 ft and 48-59 below 8000 ft). Minimum relative humidity will be 15 to 20%. Winds will remain relatively light, coming from the west on the western side of the fire with gusts to 20 mph, and will be terrain driven on the eastern portions of the fire. Winds will increase on Tuesday as a weather system approaches from the west. Temperatures will progress downward as the week goes on, with a chance for rain or snow showers starting Thursday into the weekend. 

Repair:  Please email questions regarding needed suppression repairs on state and private lands to oem@larimer.org

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

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