Cameron Peak Fire Photo Credit: Race Harrison

A photo of the Cameron Peak Fire taken from above prior to the snowstorm. Photo Credit: Race Harrison.

According to a Thursday night press release, the Cameron Peak Fire has burnt 7,050 acres in Rocky Mountain National Park in the Cascade Creek, Hague Creek, and Mummy Pass Creek drainages. This consists of steep and dense beetle-killed forests and is located on the remote northern side of the park.

The beetle-killed forest and dead trees act as a highly flammable fuel for the fire, allowing it to quickly burn and spread.

While cold weather has diminished fire activity in the park, officials expect warmer weekend weather to mean an uptick in fire activity and possibly more growth.

A number of closures remain in place in Rocky Mountain National Park, including one on a significant portion of Trail Ridge Road.

The Cameron Peak Fire is currently 102,596 acres and 4 percent contained.

Get more information about the blaze here.

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