Fw: [EXTERNAL] Sept 25 Cameron Peak Fire Daily Update

Passing along ….
Red Flag warning today.
The northern most portion of the fire continues to have the most activity.
There is little fire activity in Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Long Draw Road is being patrolled.

________________________________ From: 2020 COARF Cameron Peak Fire <2020.cameronpeak@firenet.gov> Sent: Friday, September 25, 2020 9:29 AM Subject: [EXTERNAL] Sept 25 Cameron Peak Fire Daily Update

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Red Flag Warning Today

Current Situation: The northern most portion of the fire continues to have the most activity. Helicopters and air tankers were used to assist ground crews who are extinguishing hot spots and building fire lines. Dozers opened up the 171 road system and connected line to the 198 road around the tip of the thumb. The fire was active in the Comanche Reservoir area, bucket work and retardant are all being used to minimize southernly movement. There is very little fire activity in Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Long Draw Road is being patrolled. A new smoke was spotted from the Grass Lakes area, aviation resources helped to stop the spread. Firefighters working at night are primarily strengthening fire lines and extinguishing any hot spots.

A Red flag weather warning is in effect today, which creates a “heads up” day for firefighters. Today, the “thumb” will continue to be the focus. A red flag warning could create extreme fire behavior. Forecasted high winds could potentially ground air resources. Crews and equipment will continue to go direct on the “thumb,” engaging where there is a high probability of success and it is safe to do so. Other crews and engines will continue improving the Manhattan, Deadman, and 171 road systems.

Closures and Evacuations: For a full list of evacuations and road closures, visit nocoalert.org<nocoalert.org/>. The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests fire closure area is available at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/6964/0/107171<inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/6964/0/107171%20>. Rocky Mountain National Park has implemented a variety of closures on trails, cross country zones and wilderness campsites in the northern part of Rocky Mountain National Park. Trail Ridge Road (Hwy 34) has reopened. Old Fall River Road remains closed. For more information visit https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/fire-information-and-regulations.htm
Weather Conditions: Red flag weather warning will be in effect until Saturday evening. Before sunrise on Saturday morning, it is predicted that wind gusts may be up to 30 mph along the ridgelines.

Fire Restrictions: The Canyon Lakes Ranger District has implemented Stage 2 fire restrictions, for more information visit: www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd801392.pdf. Rocky Mountain National Park has implemented a complete fire ban and an area closure, for more information visit: www.nps.gov/romo/learn/fire-information-and-regulations.htm, Larimer County has implemented a fire ban until October 31 at noon, for more information visit tinyurl.com/y332jsoy. Also, the State of Colorado has implemented a statewide open fire ban until October 7.

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): With the increase in fire activity the TFR expanded approximately five miles to the northeast. It is illegal to operate a drone in the fire area. Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Whenever a drone is spotted near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of the area. The use of drones is always prohibited in national parks. For more information please visit knowbeforeyoufly.org<knowbeforeyoufly.org/>.

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Cameron Peak Fire Information
Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/<inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/>
Email: 2020.CameronPeak@Firenet.gov<mailto:2020.CameronPeak@Firenet.gov>
Phone (7 am to 8 pm): 970-541-1008

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