Colorado fire becomes largest in its history

  • The wildfire in Colorado has become the largest in its history.
  • Nearly 200,000 acres have been eaten up by the fire in Colorado.
  • Authorities maintain evacuation orders due to the risks of the fire in Colorado.

Hell follow. The so-called Cameron Peak fire has become the largest in Colorado history, already consuming nearly 200,000 acres.

ABC News reported that the Cameron Peak fire has become the largest wildfire in Colorado history, it has already burned more than 199,356 acres and more than 1,500 people are fighting the fire.

Although the fire is 62% contained, mandatory evacuations still take place near Highway 34 in Larimer County, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office cited by ABC News.

Several alerts remained in effect as of Saturday night across northern Colorado as the fire danger continued.

The dense plumes of smoke from the fires were expected to increase over the weekend, with the smoke spreading into northeastern Colorado, crossing into southwestern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas on Saturday night, ABC News detailed. .

The AP news agency reported that gusts of up to 112 km / h (70 mph) recorded at night created “considerable” flame activity, especially along the southeast, according to Cass Cairns, a spokeswoman for the Cameron Peak fire tasks.

“The plan for today is to try to contain the fire to the east,” detailed Paul Delmerico, chief of operations for the Cameron Peak fire, in the early hours of Saturday.

“We face the same critical fire conditions today as yesterday,” he added.

Officials in the Cameron Peak Firefighting said that the activity of the flames had increased by Saturday afternoon and a zone of fire continues to grow east of the main fire and is heading to Masonville.

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