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Cameron Peak Fire: Freezing Temperatures, Humidity Help Firefighters Make Progress

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo., (CBS4) - The Cameron Peak Fire is the third largest wildfire in Colorado history. The fire burning in western Larimer County has burned more than 125,000 acres since it began on Aug. 13.

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Cameron Peak Fire (credit: Inciweb)

Fire officials say cooler conditions on Monday and freezing temperatures with good humidity on Monday night helped fire crews progress on the fire.

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A total of 852 crews are working the fire which is 21% contained.

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The Cameron Peak Fire is currently 125,006 acres and 21% contained. Cooler conditions yesterday and freezing temperatures with good humidity recovery last night are aiding firefighter progress on the fire. 852 firefighters are now working on this fire.



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