New Fires Pop Up Around Colorado & Cameron Peak Fire Sets New Records

Several new wildfires have popped up around the state in the last couple of days.  

One of those is the CalWood Fire that was sparked Saturday near Boulder and grew quickly, forcing evacuations.   

The CalWood Fire is burning in Boulder County between Jamestown and Lyons. Nearly 3,000 residents were evacuated Saturday afternoon.   

As of last night, the fire was listed at 8,800 acres with 15 percent containment. There have been 26 homes lost since Saturday.   

The Cameron Peak Fire, now the largest in Colorado history, continues to grow and is now the first fire in the state to top 200,000 acres. 

The Cameron Peak Fire, burning west of Fort Collins and just north of Rocky Mountain National Park, is now listed at 203,000 acres with 62 percent containment. The fire is mostly unsecured along the east and south perimeters. Officials don’t expect the blaze to make its way further east into Loveland or Fort Collins, saying natural features in the area will slow the fire if it starts moving that way.      

Dan R