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The peak of the Cameron fire exceeded 200,000 acres after strong winds contributed to a significant increase in fires on Friday and Saturday, demanding an increase in the number of houses as they swell.

But winds died down on Saturday night, and Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said he expected Sunday “to be a day for offensive fires.”


There is a fire 203,253 acres and 62% is contained, reports the site of the incident team InciWeb.

Here are the latest updates from Sunday:

Cooler weather turns into a fire zone, but “significant” fire activity is still possible

The pressure system has moved to the Cameron Peak fire zone, bringing with it the possibility of light rain and snow, according to the team of the incident during the fire in Cameron Peak.

The wind is also expected to decrease, with winds of 10-15 mph expected at the eastern edge of the fire and wind gusts of up to 20 mph.

“Fire managers will use this weather to use aircraft and take aggressive measures to fight the fire,” the update said. “Although the weather is expected to be moderate, a significant fire on the unprotected line will continue to be a concern.”

The spot fire, located about one mile east of the main fire, spread to Masonville on Saturday, rising to 2,400 acres.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office conducts a structural assessment to identify damage and damage and notifies homeowners when these assessments are made.

“Information on damage to the structure will be published when the teams will be safe to enter the burn zone and make their assessments,” the update said.

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said in a Facebook post earlier Sunday morning that homes along the top of Otter Road and the western part of Upper Redstone Canyon burned down in a fire east of Larimer County Road 27.

Smith also confirmed that “the fire engulfed some homes overnight (Friday) and during the day on Saturday” at the Retreat in Glen Haven, and said he had “heard of the loss of a home in the western part of Storm Mountain.”

In addition to assessing the design, fire brigades will continue to protect and mitigate structures, as well as build direct and indirect containment lines in various fire zones.

1542 workers work on Fire Sunday.

– Sarah Kyle

The size of the Cameron Peak fire: Wildfire now exceeds 200,000 acres

Now Cameron Peak 203,253 acres and 62% is contained, reports the site of the incident team InciWeb.

That’s almost 3,900 acres more than the measurements made by the incident team on Saturday night.

– Sarah Kyle

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith: More Homes Claimed During Cameron Peak Fire’s Last Shock

More homes were lost in the latest Cameron Peak Fire blast over the weekend, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said on Facebook on Sunday morning, detailing firefighting efforts as the fire rose to nearly 200,000 acres by Friday and Saturday. .

Smith, who said he spent Friday night with firefighters at the southern end of the fire, confirmed that “the fire engulfed some homes overnight (Friday) and during the day on Saturday” at the Retreat in Glen Haven.

Smith did not say how many homes were lost in the area, but said: “Fortunately (the fire) did not rush through the unit.”

He said air resources were able to help firefighters in the area after the wind died down on Saturday.

“I have also witnessed the arrival of portables, hoses and sprinklers to help protect structures in the area as needed,” Smith wrote. “When I came down from Estes, I also met a convoy of trucks bringing equipment to set up a fire base in Estes Park for heavy helicopters operating in Glen Haven.”

The houses were also burned along the top of Otter Road and in the western part of the upper Redstone Canyon after winds caused a “significant” fire east of Larimer County Road on Friday.

The escalation of spot fires led to the re-execution of evacuation orders in Rist Canyon, “because the leaders of Redstone Canyon are directly in the upper Rist Canyon,” Smith wrote.

Speaking to Poudre Fire Chief Tom Demint, Smith said engines and hand crews were actively involved in local fires on Saturday, and Poudre Fire Authority crews were also patrolling east of the scene of the fire “to make sure he could not detect and obtain further east. “

Smith said he also “heard about the loss of housing in the western part of Storm Mountain, but so far I do not have firm estimates that I would share.”

The evacuation of the neighborhood west of Devil’s Ridge was caused by a fire that hit the Masonville post office and across Larimer County Road 27, Smith wrote.

“The good news is that when the fire hit the area, it hit an area that is much friendlier to firefighters,” Smith said, adding that crews were able to stop the fire there.

After the Calwood fire broke out in the northern county of Boulder, some Cameron fire crews working in the northern areas of the fire were redeployed to help with the CalWood fire, “because we realized how devastating the fire was,” Smith wrote. As of Saturday night, the fire was just over 7,000 acres.

Smith said he coordinated with Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle to provide residents of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park with a safe way to evacuate if needed.

“Does it all sound a little crazy? It was,” Smith wrote.

“With that said, the winds subsided around 6pm as expected and everything calmed down around sunset. Today is a new day and I hope it will be a day for offensive fires.”

According to measurements distributed on Saturday night, the Cameron Peak fire is 199,356 acres and 62% contained.

– Sarah Kyle

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