New Command Brought In To Finish Off Cameron Peak Fire
After burning for more than 100 days, the Cameron Peak Fire's days are now numbered.
A new command has been brought in to finish off the firefighting. Southern Area Gold Team took over for the Northwest Incident Management Team 10 on Sunday (Nov. 22).
The fire that's burned over a Colorado-record 208,913 acres has remained at 92% containment for weeks.
Crews are working on finishing suppression repair. Helicopters, excavators, chippers and more are being used. The number of firefighters deployed has dwindled from more than a thousand during the peak of the fire to now at about 300.
Fighting the fire that was likely human-set will cost an estimated $130 million.
Thanks to all of the thousands that have been deployed here throughout the fire during the past couple months.
How The 2020 Cameron Peak Fire Has Grown