There are currently six not-yet-100%-contained fires burning over 25,000 acres in the Centennial State as we enter the first weekend of summer.

It was mid-August of 2020 that the Cameron Peak Fire began; it would eventually close to 210,000 acres, with 20,000 Coloradans having to evacuate their homes. Though the forecast for the area calls for cooler temps along with some moisture, It's always good to have an idea of what's happening with active wildfires.

Let's take a look at latest available information on Colorado's active wildfires from the Incident Information System:

OIL SPRINGS FIRE

  • 12,707 acres; 350 miles west of Fort Collins.
  • Containment: 8%.
  • Total Personnel: 237.
  • Started: June 18, 2021.
  • Cause: Lightning.
  • Evacuations in the area have been lifted.
  • Estimated Containment Date: July 3, 2021.

MUDDY SLIDE FIRE

  • 4,150 acres; about 170 miles west of Fort Collins.
  • Containment:  No information given.
  • Total Personnel: 186.
  • Started: June 20, 2021.
  • Cause: unknown.
  • Mandatory evacuations issued by Routt County Sheriff.
  • Estimated Containment Date: July 30, 2021.

SYLVAN FIRE

  • 3,775 acres; 200 miles southwest of Fort Collins near Sylvan State Park.
  • Containment: No information given.
  • Total Personnel: 264.
  • Started: June 20, 2021.
  • Cause: Unknown.
  • Varying evacuation orders, ranging from pre-evacuation to mandatory.
  • Estimated Containment Date: August 1, 2021.

WEST FIRE

  • 3,424 acres;  200 miles west of Fort Collins.
  • Containment: 90%
  • Total Personnel: 187.
  • Started: June 20, 2021.
  • Cause: Lightning.
  • No evacuations in place.
  • Estimated Containment Date: June 27, 2021.

TRAIL CANYON FIRE

  • 881 acres: 415 miles southwest of Fort Collins.
  • Containment: 90%.
  • Total Personnel: 50.
  • Started: June 18, 2021.
  • Cause: Lightning.
  • No evacuations in place.
  • Estimated Containment Date: No information given.

WILD COW FIRE

  • 560 acres; 250 miles southwest of Fort Collins.
  • Containment: 52%.
  • Total Personnel: 96.
  • Started: June 21, 2021.
  • Cause: Lightning (suspected.)
  • No evacuations in place.
  • Estimated Containment Date: No Information given.

2020 Cameron Peak Fire

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