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Cameron Peak Fire at 126,251 acres, 42% containment, with dry conditions Monday

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 16:03:12-04

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — The Cameron Peak Fire in western Larimer County on Monday was at 126,251 acres and 42% contained after a day of steady behavior due to weather conditions, officials said.

Crews continued to work on building a direct line where they could safely do so.

Mandatory evacuations were still in place for Red Feather Lakes, Crystal Lakes and Glacier View. Go here for a full list of Larimer County evacuations and road closures.

While the fire saw a boost in containment over the weekend, from 34% to 42%, critical fire conditions were expected Monday with dry and windy conditions. A Red Flag Warning was in effect for the fire area for Monday.

The fire started in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests near Cameron Pass and Chambers Lake Aug. 13. Its cause is under investigation. The Cameron Peak Fire is the third largest fire in Colorado's recorded history at 125,436 acres.

A statewide open fire ban is in effect for all of Colorado through Oct. 7.