According to a Thursday morning report, 1,200 personnel are now helping in the fight against the Cameron Peak Fire. Cameron Peak Fire exploded to 102,596 acres over Labor Day Weekend, though shocking summer snow totals have stopped its spread for now.
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, up to 14 inches of heavy snow dropped on the blaze on through Wednesday. While containment remains at 4 percent, authorities have not been shy about stating how helpful the snowstorm was. The Larimer County Sheriff called the snow a "game changer," stating that he "could not have been more amazed by the change" it resulted in.
Fire activity may still increase this weekend, as warmer weather and sunshine returns to the area. Winds are also expected to start moving through.
Rocky Mountain National Park closures remain in place, including Trail Ridge Road between Rainbow Curve and Colorado River Trailhead.
The Cameron Peak Fire was first reported on August 13 approximately 15 miles from Red Feather Lakes. Its estimated containment date remains at October 31, according to the official InciWeb report.
See up-to-date information about closures, evacuations, and the fire's status here.