Cameron Peak Fire Is a ‘Long Way From Containment’
On Sunday, an official in charge of firefighting operations said that the Cameron Peak Fire "is a long way from containment", as reported by the Coloradoan.
The fire, which started August 13, is currently burning at over 23,000 acres with over 900 firefighting personnel on the scene.
Russ Long, an operations chief with the National Incident Management Organization, said the fire is burning “in a very difficult location” because of “high elevation, thick fuels and steep terrain.”
Currently, there is no official containment line however, as many locals were hoping, the rain did help.
Jake Livingston, a planning operations section chief for the incident command team said on Monday, “Right now, this fire isn’t moving. It had rain on it, which is good. We hope there’s more rain; we hope it snows on this fire."
He went on to say that they are currently concerned about the Chinook winds, which are historic for that area.
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