Fire in Colorado is the largest in its history and already consumes almost 200 thousand acres

The wildfire in Colorado has become the largest in its history. Nearly 200,000 acres have been eaten up by the fire in Colorado. Authorit...

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  • 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 throughout 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. .

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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 firefighting 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.

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

Residents of areas along Federal Highway 34, which leads to the Rocky Mountains National Park, were evacuated Friday, but Delmerico added that the town of Estes Park may not be evicted.

ABC News noted that local authorities are also fighting another wildfire, the Calwood Fire, which broke out in Boulder County on Saturday.

That fire prompted mandatory evacuations in Jamestown, about 100 miles north of Larimer County, and residents of the surrounding areas were also told to prepare for possible evacuation orders.

That fire had spread to more than 7,000 acres by Saturday night after starting earlier in the day.

Mike Wagner, division chief for the Boulder Sheriff’s Office, told the aforementioned outlet that there are about 1,600 homes within the evacuation area and that several residences have probably been lost, but the scene is too active to know for sure.

While record fires continue to burn in California and Colorado, there are fire hazards in other parts of the United States this weekend.

Red flag warnings were posted in 10 states, from Indiana to California, beginning Saturday night.

In a rare case, the fire hazard in the Midwest occurs at the same time as cold weather alerts.

Freeze warnings were posted just east, from northern Alabama to parts of New England.

Wind gusts exceeded 50 mph in some areas in parts of the Midwest, making things difficult for firefighters.

Meanwhile, people across the Ohio River Valley and parts of the Northeast woke up yesterday to wind chill values ​​in the 30s for the first time this season.

Winter weather advisories are posted from Montana to northern Minnesota this weekend.

Four to six inches of snow is expected through this Sunday morning in parts of Wyoming and Montana.

Hispanic World – October 18

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