UPDATE: Cameron Peak Fire Reaches 17,246 Acres, 0% Containment
We've woken up to yet another smoky morning in Northern Colorado. The Cameron Peak Fire continues to rage in the Roosevelt National Forest, with still no containment.
The fire, as of August 22, has reached 17,246 acres. Firefighters on the scene have worked hard to slow the growth of the fire, and the cause is still being investigated.
Officials say that hot, dry, windy weather has contributed to the fire's rapid growth. They also expect the fire to spread across the Poudre Canyon, move toward Peterson reservoir and along the Poudre river.
It's important to note that there is currently a fire ban in the entire state of Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park continues to experience closures this weekend, so avoid these trails:
- Mummy Pass Trail
- Commanche Peak Trail
- Mirror Lake Trail
- Poudre River Trail
- Crater Trail
- Colorado River Trail
- Red Mountain Trail
- Grand Ditch Access
- Skeleton Gulch Trail
- Thunder Pass Trail
- Little Yellowstone Trail
- Holzwarth Historic Site access beyond the historic site
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