In 2020, Colorado saw the three largest wildfires in state history burn in the state. Two are burning in Larimer County.
The Cameron Peak fire, which began in mid-August, is at 57% containment and has grown to 206,977 acres as of October 23.
The troublesome fire in the east, burning south of the Cameron Peak fire in Grand County and Rocky Mountain National Park, was 170,163 acres as of October 23 and only 5% was contained.
“There is certainly potential”:Could the troublesome east fire and the Cameron Peak fire merge? This is what the firefighters say
Need to evacuate:Here is a map of Larimer County evacuations from the Cameron Peak fires
The two fires evacuated thousands of Coloradans from their homes and caused extensive damage. Here’s what the area around the town of Grand Lake looked like before and after the fire: