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Cameron Peak Fire evacuations lifted with containment up to 85%

Cameron Peak Fire up to 85% containment as snow continues to melt
Posted at 1:56 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 15:56:09-05

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — All evacuations were lifted Monday morning for the Cameron Peak Fire, which was up to 85% containment after another weekend of minimal growth, officials said.

The East Troublesome Fire Thompson Zone — which sparked as a spot fire from the main East Troublesome Fire — was 31% contained and 4,889 acres, as of Monday morning.

Conditions have warmed over the last week, but firefighters have taken advantage of the melting snow to mop up the perimeter of the Cameron Peak Fire, which has burned 208,913 acres.

All mandatory and voluntary evacuations were lifted for the fire area and residents were allowed to return to their homes or businesses, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

Crews will continue to secure the perimeter of the fire as more snow melts Monday.

Smoke will continue to be visible from the interior of the fire as fuels such as downed logs continue to smolder, officials said.