Multiple fall wildfires continue to burn in Colorado, including near major population centers like Fort Collins, Boulder and Estes Park.
COLORADO, USA — As dry conditions persist throughout the state, multiple wildfires have continued to burn in Colorado well into the fall.
This year’s fire season has had two of the largest recorded wildfires in Colorado’s history and has led to the evacuation of hundreds of homes and damage to numerous structures everywhere from far northern Colorado to the Western Slope to now Boulder County.
Smoke has led to poor air quality along the Front Range. Click here for the latest air quality alerts.
Below is a roundup of all of the wildfires burning in Colorado and a look at 9NEWS’ latest coverage.
Complete wildfire coverage: https://9news.com/widfires.
Cameron Peak Fire
Size: 203,604 acres (318 square miles)
Date started: Aug. 13 near Cameron Pass and Chambers Lake
Information: Now the largest wildfire in Colorado history, the Cameron Peak fire has survived a Labor Day snowstorm and continued to grow southeast toward the foothills west of Fort Collins and Loveland, as well as near Estes Park and into Rocky Mountain National Park.
This has led to evacuation orders for thousands of residents. Crews are working to assess structure damage.
Size: 8,788 acres (13 square miles)
Information: The Calwood Fire has burned roughly 13 square miles of land in the foothills northwest of Boulder — the largest recorded wildfire in the county. So far, the fire has damaged 26 homes and led to the evacuation of roughly 3,000 people, including the entire town of Jamestown.
Lefthand Canyon Fire
Size: 320 acres (0.5 miles)
Information: The Lefthand Canyon Fire has led to numerous additional evacuations in the foothills near Boulder, including the entire towns of Ward and Gold Hill. Spring Gulch Road and Gold Lake Road are also under an evacuation order.
East Troublesome Fire
Size: 12,655 acres (19 square miles)
Information: The East Troublesome Fire has led to the closure of numerous roads and recreation areas north of Hot Sulphur Springs. Heavy pockets of fire have led to poor air quality in nearby Granby and Fraser.
Williams Fork Fire
Size: 14,645 acres (22 square miles)
Information: The Williams Fork Fire is burning about 10 miles southwest of Fraser. It is believed to be human-caused and has caused difficulty for firefighters due to its remote and rugged location. No evacuation notices or pre-evacuation notices are in effect for the Williams Fork Fire.
Middle Fork Fire
Size: 19,938 acres (31 square miles)
Information: The Middle Fork Fire 10 miles north of Steamboat continues to burn, with firefighters working to add containment lines to the southwestern portions of the blaze. There are no evacuation or pre-evacuation orders in effect for Routt County. Pre-evacs are in place in Jackson County for Rainbow Lakes, Aqua Fria, as well as Teal and Tiago Lakes areas.
Size: 176,854 acres (276 square miles)
Information: The Mullen Fire started burning in the Medicine Bow Mountains 38 miles west of Laramie, Wyoming, and has since crossed the Colorado border into parts of Jackson and Larimer counties. Most of the evacuations are in Wyoming, but some have happened north of Walden. Dozens of structures have been destroyed.
Grizzly Creek Fire
Information: This human-caused fire continues to burn in spots after it was first sparked off Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. During its early stages, it led to evacuations in the area, closed the highway and threatened Hanging Lake. Weeks later, 13 firefighters continue to monitor the blaze and are working to suppress any potential flare-ups. Earlier this year, the Grizzly Creek Fire was considered a “top national priority.”
Pine Gulch Fire
Information: Up until last week, the lighting-caused Pine Gulch Fire 18 miles north of Grand Junction was the largest in Colorado history. It is now fully contained, after rapid growth and numerous evacuations.
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