- 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.
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. .
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
About Mundo Hispanico.com – news and information website in Spanish.
MundoHispánico is the number one digital media company in Spanish in the United States that operates independently.
Since its inception in Atlanta, Ga. In 1979, MundoHispanico.com, owned by Mundo Hispano Digital Network, has grown rapidly. It has become the most widely read weekly newspaper in Spanish in the southeast of the country; and on one of the largest Spanish language news and information websites in the United States.
In addition to emerging as a leader in breaking news for the Spanish-speaking audience in the United States; MundoHispanico.com has several platforms optimized for marketing, such as Mundo Dinero, Mundo Motor, Mundo Latina and Mundo Fan, which provide our audience with exclusive and relevant content on these topics that they are passionate about.
MundoHispánico has 8 million followers on Facebook who interact with all its platforms, with breaking news and live video coverage of the main events of national importance. Find us on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
The post Fire in Colorado is the largest in its history and already consumes almost 200 thousand acres appeared first on Hispanic World.