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Update on the Cameron Peak Fire

The Cameron Peak Fire taken Monday September 7th.
The Cameron Peak Fire taken Monday September 7th.(Cameron Peak Fire Facebook Page)
Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 1:27 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2020 at 2:50 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -The Cameron Peak Fire is currently four percent contained and is 102,596 acres. There are 1,200 personal assigned to this fire, an increase of about 300 firefighters from just a few days ago.

Yesterday, the fire was minimal with small pockets of isolated heat, allowing for firefighters to reinforce existing fire lines, construct new fire lines and cut up and extinguish logs and stumps that may hold pockets of heat for long periods of time.

Progress was made along Highway 14, Pingree Park Road and Buckhorn Road.

Many of the roads are icy and still remain impassable due to downed trees, powerlines and rockslides. Firefighters and agency partners are working on clearing these roads to give utilities and assessment crews access.

There are flight restrictions over the Cameron Peak Fire and no drones are allowed to fly in the area.

The statewide fire ban is still in place until further notice.

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