According to a release from Colorado State University President Joyce McConnell, the Cameron Peak Fire is expected to move through the Colorado State University Mountain Campus on Friday.
McConnell informed the CSU community that a protection plan is in place set to include the use of hoses, portable water reservoirs, and sprinklers. Crews have been working on the plan to protect the campus for multiple weeks. Mitigation has already taken place around the campus that is also expected to help the situation.
Firefighting crews have been using the campus as a sort of base camp. Crews sleeping on the campus have been evacuated though those fighting the fire are still there.
I am deeply sorry to share that the Cameron Peak Fire is expected to move through our Mountain Campus today. Please join me in sending all of your thoughts and positive energy to those extraordinary members of our community who have been working this fire. https://t.co/JpCmC6ZyQb— Joyce McConnell (@CSUMcConnell) October 9, 2020
The Cameron Peak Fire has continued growth over recent days, reaching more than 130,000 acres during a period of "extreme behavior." Growth is expected to continue due to dangerous fire conditions in the area.
This is a developing story.