Map of Colorado wildfires Inciweb

This photo shows the current mapping of fires around Colorado, according to InciWeb. The Middle Fork Fire can be seen on the far left of this map. The East Troublesome Fire is the southernmost of the larger two fire areas near the labeled Rocky Mountain National Park. The Cameron Peak Fire is the northernmost of the larger two fire areas. The CalWood Fire is the northernmost blaze in the Boulder area (bottom right corner) and the Lefthand Canyon Fire is the southernmost fire on this map. Photo Credit: InciWeb.

As strong winds and dry conditions continue in the area of the East Troublesome Fire, additional growth is expected on Thursday. This follows a rapid explosion of the East Troublesome Fire on Wednesday when the blaze grew more than 100,000 acres in a 24-hour period.

During a Thursday press conference and question and answer session, one fire official reported that there's a chance for the 125,602-acre East Troublesome Fire to merge with the 206,977-acre Cameron Peak Fire if extreme growth continues in the right direction. Strong winds are expected to continue throughout the day on Thursday.

Cameron Peak Fire has already burnt an area on the northern side of Rocky Mountain National Park as the East Troublesome Fire has pushed into the western side of the park.

See more information from the press conference here.

This is a developing story.

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