Photo Credit: Cameron Peak Fire (Facebook information page).

Photo Credit: Cameron Peak Fire (Facebook information page).

Reported to be 164,140 acres on Thursday, a recent Friday morning update put the Cameron Peak Fire at 167,153 acres – just over 3,000 acres of growth in a 24-hour span. The wildfire remains at 56 percent containment with dangerous conditions due to strong winds expected to continue.

According to fire officials, the edge of the blaze near communities of Crystal Lakes, Red Feather, and Glacier View has held at the containment line. The major problem area is now on the eastern side of the blaze with dangerous conditions similar to those that drove massive growth on Wednesday expected to be present, with wind speeds reaching up to 70 miles per hour.

See a map of the blaze below:

Cameron Peak Fire.

Cameron Peak Fire map, released morning of October 16.

The fire has resulted in numerous evacuations and closures, including closures at Rocky Mountain National Park. The blaze also resulted in the evacuation of a state park.

Cameron Peak Fire is the largest fire that's ever been recorded in Colorado. It surpassed the 2020 Pine Gulch Fire and the 2002 Hayman Fire earlier this week.

Below is a video update from the official Cameron Peak Fire information page on Facebook:

See the most up-to-date information about this fire on the official Facebook page and on InciWeb.

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