Photo Credit: Cameron Peak Fire courtesy of InciWeb

The snow that fell early in the week continues to be a major factor in helping the fight against Colorado's wildfires.

Here's the latest on the acreage and containment of the various fires that have been active during recent days around Colorado, according to InciWeb.

Editor's Note: This list is based on the most recent update posted to emergency notification website InciWeb. Some of the fires included on this list have been fully contained. The status of a wildfire is subject to rapid change. Check with the InciWeb website for the most up-to-date information. 

1. Cameron Peak Fire

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

Size: 208,663 acres

Containment: 64 percent

No growth or containment change since our October 26 report.

2. East Troublesome Fire

Location: Grand County, Rocky Mountain National Park

Size: 192,560 acres in the western 'Grand zone' near Grand Lake; 4,346 acres in the 'Thompson zone' near Estes Park

*Editor's Note: A Thursday morning update indicated that the 192,560 acres reported as the 'Grand zone' was actually the total acreage of both zones. The total size of the blaze is now 193,744 (reported Thursday morning), 188,910 in the Grand zone and 4,864 in the Thompson zone. Read more here.

Containment: 20 percent in Grand Zone, 0 percent in Thompson Zone

Slight uptick in containment in Grand Zone. No reported growth in either zone compared to our October 26 update.

3. Mullen Fire

Location: 38 miles west of Laramie

Size: 176,878 acres

Containment: 85 percent

No update compared to our October 26 update.

4. Pine Gulch Fire

Location: Near Grand Junction

Size: 139,007 acres

Containment: 100 percent

No update compared to our October 26 update.

5. Grizzly Creek Fire

Location: Near Glenwood Springs

Size: 32,631 acres

Containment: 91 percent

No update compared to our October 26 update.

6. Middle Fork Fire

Location: 10 miles north of Steamboat Springs

Size: 20,433 acres

Containment: 30 percent

Jump from 12 percent to 30 percent containment compared to our October 26 update.

7. Williams Fork Fire

Location: 9.5 miles southwest of Fraser

Size: 14,749 acres

Containment: 35 percent

Five percent containment jump compared to our October 26 update.

8. Calwood Fire

Location: 3 miles northwest of Jamestown in Boulder County

Size: 10,105 acres

Containment: 76 percent

No update on size or containment compared to our October 26 update. Command of the blaze has been transferred to a unified command comprised of the Arapahoe and Roosevelt National Forests and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office fire management.

9. Ice Fire

Location: 5 miles west of Silverton

Size: 596 acres

Containment: 100 percent

This fire is now fully contained compared to our October 26 update when it was at 95 percent containment.

10. Lefthand Canyon Fire

Location: 1 mile east of Ward in Boulder County

Size: 460 acres

Containment: 100 percent

No update compared to our October 26 report.

11. Thorpe Fire

Location: 9 miles northwest of Lake George

Size: 159 acres

Containment: 100 percent

No update compared to our October 26 report.

12. Deep Creek Fire

Location: Between Kremmling and Silverthorne

Size: 88 acres

Containment: 100 percent

This fire was fully contained in mid-October. The last update noted that firefighting crews continue to monitor the area. No update compared to our October 26 report.

Though not included on InciWeb's list, the Pike & San Isabel National Forests/Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands Fire information page has also reported a 2-acre blaze called "Teddy's Peak Fire." It is located 4 miles west of Cuchara, Colorado and had no containment at last report, though no update has been publicly announced since October 25.

Director of Content and Operations

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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