COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Evacuation orders have been issued for some communities in Jackson and Larimer counties as Wyoming’s Mullen Fire approaches the Colorado border.
Smoke from that fire and others burning in northern Colorado continues to blow into southern Colorado Thursday.
The smoke is expected to thicken up again Thursday night into early Friday.
Here’s the latest on the wildfires burning across the state.
Cameron Peak Fire
The Cameron Peak Fire in the mountains west of Fort Collins has burned 125,006 acres with 30% containment as of Wednesday night.
That’s up from 22% containment earlier Wednesday.
A total of 95 structures, including at least 31 homes, have been destroyed by the fire, according to KDVR.
A total of 882 people are fighting the fire, which has been burning since August 13. There’s no word yet on the cause.
The Mullen Fire is burning on the Colorado-Wyoming border, southwest of Centennial, Wyoming. The fire has burned 117,240 acres as of early Thursday morning. That’s an increase of 20,483 acres from early Wednesday morning. No containment has been established.
Evacuation orders have been issued for communities in Colorado’s Jackson and Larimer counties as the fire crosses the border.
A perimeter map updated Thursday morning shows the fire has spread into Jackson County.
A total of 934 people are fighting the fire, and more firefighters continue to arrive.
The fire was first reported September 17. There’s no word yet on the cause.
Middle Fork Fire
The Middle Fork Fire about 10 miles north of Steamboat Springs is at 8,056 acres as of Thursday, with no containment.
A total of 95 people are fighting the fire, which started September 6. Investigators have determined it was caused by lightning.
Grizzly Creek Fire
The Grizzly Creek Fire near Glenwood Springs is holding steady at 32,431 acres, with 91% containment as of Monday morning. The fire has not grown in several weeks.
A total of 10 people are fighting the fire, which started August 10.
Investigators believe the fire was human-caused.
Williams Fork Fire
The Williams Fork Fire in Grand County is at 13,247 acres, with 25% containment as of Wednesday night.
That’s up from 14% containment Tuesday morning.
The fire started August 14 and is believed to be human-caused. A total of 123 people are fighting the fire.