Cameron Peak Fire Is Now Worst Wildfire In Larimer County’s History
I captured this photo yesterday at noon in Windsor while ash was falling in my eyelashes. I literally put up Halloween decorations this weekend because I thought for sure I was in some kind of horror film.
When Labor Day weekend began, we were at about 24,000 acres for the Cameron Peak Fire. That all changed on Sunday when our skies turned apocalyptic.
This Tuesday morning, the Cameron Peak Fire has overreached 102,596 acres making it the worst wildfire in Larimer County's history. It surpassed the 2012 High Peak Fire which burned 87,000 acres. To make this all the more disturbing, it is literally snowing outside right now.
This year we had one of our driest and hottest seasons yet and although the source of the Cameron Peak Fire has not been determined, Governor Jared Polis has issued a statewide fire ban based on weather conditions.
I'm just going to call this what it is, climate change. Yesterday my husband was joking, this is what global warming really looks like. Ash and snow falling from the sky at the same time.
Of course, we are all hoping this early Colorado snow will teach the Cameron Peak Fire a lesson, fingers crossed.