The Cameron Peak Fire has passed 158,000 acres according to fire officials, making it the largest fire in state history.
At last report on Wednesday morning, the blaze was 135,556 acres with 56 percent containment. The fire is now 158,300 acres, still with 56 percent containment.
This rapid growth pushed the Cameron Peak Fire past the Pine Gulch Fire (2020) at 139,007 acres and the Hayman Fire (2002) at 137,760 acres.
Many Colorado residents saw massive amounts of smoke today, leading some to wonder if the fire had experienced rapid growth. This was confirmed in a 7:30 PM virtual community meeting hosted on the Cameron Peak Fire Facebook page. Watch it below:
Here are a few pictures and videos from around the web that capture the behavior of Cameron Peak Fire on Wednesday.
#ICYMI Today in Fort Collins Colorado we've been experiencing smokey skies, sometimes HAZARDOUS air quality, and the smell and ash from the #CameronPeakFire located west of us. Here's video of some smoke filled skies at approx 3:15 PM. #wildfire #cowx #Larimercounty #FortCollins pic.twitter.com/fHjE2Cm8ic— Djembe Mike Give Me A Beat (@MikeGiveMeABeat) October 14, 2020
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