Cameron Peak Fire flares up overnight, triggering new evacuations

High winds caused the Cameron Peak Fire to flare up and triggered new mandatory evacuations early Wednesday morning.

Gusts up to 60 mph were reported overnight in the fire area, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy smoke from the fire is affecting sections of Larimer County, though it should clear by the afternoon.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office issued a voluntary evacuation for County Road 27 (the Buckhorn Road) from County Road 44H south to Masonville due to the increasing fire activity.

Within an hour, the evacuation became mandatory.

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