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

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

Multiple wildfires are burning around Colorado following a period of dry weather and strong winds. Here's a breakdown of what's burning where.

1. Cameron Peak Fire

Location: 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes, northern Rocky Mountain National Park

Acreage: 164,140 acres

Containment: 56 percent

Latest News: Cameron Peak Fire explodes to become the largest fire in state history, entire state park evacuated

Official information page here

2. East Troublesome Fire

Location: Near Grimes Peak in Arapahoe National Forest in Grand County

Acreage: 3,700 acres (Thursday; 11:45 AM update)

Containment: 0 percent

Latest News: New evacuation orders are underway. Read more here.

Official information page here

3. Wild Horse Fire

Location: Burning on Fort Carson, south of Colorado Springs

Acreage: 670 acres

Containment: 40 percent

Latest News: No structures threatened. Fort Carson crews on ground to tend to hot spots that arise. External firefighting assets have been released. Read more.

4. Middle Fork Fire

Location: Routt National Forest, Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area, 10 miles north of Steamboat Springs

Acreage: 19,782 acres

Containment: 0 percent

Latest News: Winds attributed to minor growth

Official information page here

5. Nebo Fire

Location: Northeast corner of Weminuche Wilderness, south of Mount Nebo

Acreage: 12 acres

Containment: 0 percent

Latest News: High-elevation fire sparks at 11,700 feet of elevation

6. Mullen Fire

Location: Wyoming-Colorado state line, mostly in Wyoming

Acreage: 176,371 acres

Containment: 34 percent

Latest News: More than 60 buildings destroyed; 1,400 people evacuated. Read more here.

Official information page here

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Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at @spence.outside


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