The Cameron Peak Fire continues to burn in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, located just 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes. Photo courtesy InciWeb

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.

This is a developing story.

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

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