Colorado emergency services personnel reported on Wednesday, October 14, that the Cameron Peak FIre in Larimer county has grown to be the largest in the state's history. The fire, which originally began in September, has burned more than 158,000 acres (63,940 hectares) since, with more than 20,000 acres (8,094 hectares) burned over the previous 24-hours. Unfavorable conditions have hampered firefighters' efforts to control the fire, which currently stands at 56% containment. Multiple areas in the vicinity of the fire have been closed or evacuated as a precaution. A full list of emergency alerts pertaining to the fire, including evacuation orders can be found here.
Further spread of the fire is possible in the near term. An emergency response presence and localized transportation disruptions, namely road closures, should be anticipated in the affected areas.
Those in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, including evacuation orders.
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