Cameron Peak Fire Map, Update as Colorado Blaze Burns Nearly 100,000 Acres

The Cameron Peak Fire has burned nearly 100,000 acres after nearly doubling in size over the weekend. Evacuation orders are in place as more than 800 personnel work to control the blaze.

The Cameron Peak Fire is now burning 99,160 acres and is 4 percent contained. The fire started on August 13 but is not expected to be fully contained until October 31.

Over the next 12 hours, the wind direction will change to the northeast which will stall the spread of the fire to the east, and precipitation will diminish fire behavior overnight.

A winter storm is forecast in the next 24 hours, with six to 12 inches of snow expected. The cold temperatures and snow are expected to result in minimal fire behavior.

Cameron Peak Fire Evacuations

There are evacuation orders due to the Cameron Peak Fire in place in the following areas:

  • Glacier View
  • Between Stove Prairie Landing south on County Road 27 to County Road 44H and east, to include Stratton Park
  • Along Highway 14 from Kelly Flats to Stove Prairie Landing
  • Along Highway 14, from Stove Prairie Landing to Gateway Park
  • County Road 27 from County Road 44H south to Big Bear Road
  • County Road 52E (Rist Canyon Road) to include Davis Ranch Road, Whale Rock Road, and west to County Road 27E
  • Red Feather and Crystal Lakes
  • Lady Moon and Red Feather Highlands areas
Cameron Peak Fire Evacuation
Evacuation orders are in place, as demonstrated by this map from the National Interagency Fire Center as the Cameron Peak Fire burns nearly 100,000 acres. National Interagency Fire Center

The fire is currently burning 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes, CO.

As evacuation orders are in place, Larimer County officials want to clear up rumors circulating about the Cameron Peak Fire including one about nobody being allowed to pass the roadblock at Boy Scout Ranch Road and CR74E.

The official county website says: "If you live in or own property in an evacuation area, you will be granted access as long as it is safe at that time. You'll need to show proof that you belong there (Larimer County issued credential, driver's license, utility bill, etc.)."

The county website also says that residents of Red Feather Lakes can evacuate to the north using County Road 67J and that to access a property in the evacuation area: "A credential issued by Larimer County Office of Emergency Management will speed things up, but it is not required as long as you can provide proof you belong there and it is safe for you to enter."

Finally, for those in the evacuation area waiting on a family member or friend to help them evacuate, Larmier County says: "You can coordinate with your friend/family member and meet them outside the roadblock.

"Then have them follow you to the roadblock, show your proof of residency/ownership, and explain that the friend/relative is there to help you evacuate. It should be fine if they gain access with you."