Northern Colorado wildfire's growth prompts new evacuations
September 6, 2020
DENVER (AP) — Hot and windy weather was keeping the fire danger high across northern Colorado on Sunday.
The Cameron Peak Fire near Red Feather Lakes is expected to grow again after exploding to 53.6 square miles (138.8 square kilometers) — about a 40 percent increase — in hot, dry and windy conditions on Saturday. The growth led authorities to renew previously lifted evacuation orders and the fire rained down ash as far away as Greeley, the Coloradoan reported.
The fire spread in various directions, including south into the northern part of Rocky Mountain National Park. Old Fall River Road, a historic and scenic unpaved road in the park, was closed because of the fire's growth.