Denver, Colorado 2020-12-01 15:11:34 –
The East Troublesome Fire, Colorado’s second-largest wildfire in history, is now 100% contained.
On Monday, fire authorities declared complete containment of a 193,812 acre, nearly 303 square miles of fire that began on October 14, about 15 miles northeast of Kremling.
“Isolated heat pockets still exist” within the widespread fire boundaries, but the containment line has not been threatened, officials said.
From October 21st to the next day, the pesky eastern fires that burned in strong winds and tinderboxes reached a staggering 150,000 acres.
Over 300 homes and 100-200 secondary structures such as barns and garages were destroyed by wildfires. Lynn and Mary Lynn Rajsku (86 and 84, respectively) died in a fire when their home, just outside Grand Lake, was destroyed.
The winter storm on October 24 dropped snow and cold on the fire, calmed the massive flames, and helped firefighters fight the fire. After the snowfall, autumn-like weather settled in the area, reducing fire activity.
The largest Cameron Peak fire in Colorado’s history burned more than 326 square miles of 208,913 acres in Larimer County. Contains 94%.
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