Colorado’s Cameron Peak fire now largest in state history

The massive blaze has burned more than 200,000 acres.
1:55 | 10/19/20

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Transcript for Colorado’s Cameron Peak fire now largest in state history
Back here at home when the wildfire emergency in the west Colorado's Cameron peak fire the largest in state history. No boarding across more than 200000 acres fires in Boulder County in two when you talk they'll forcing mandatory evacuations. Here's ABC's are in shock. Tonight thousands and Colorado forced from their homes as this wildfire exploded over the weekend. The cal would fire ripping through Boulder County in gulping over 8000 acres tonight destroying homes shutting down roads and creating massive plumes of smoke. Like this one captured by residents are able to get out quick but this woman or. Were able to it just exploded and the Cameron. 200000. Acres tonight. Charting land for over two months threatening air quality for the entire Jennifer population. The disaster. There's a lot of house is down there nobody knows. It's all based on the win right now. Due west to new wild fires breaking out a new job triggering more evacuations and burning homes. Dry brush and gusty winds throughout the west are major factors fueling these fires and we are still peak fire season for at least another month and a half. Tom. Okay serene thanks so with that I wanna get right to ABC senior meteorologist rob Marciano and rob you're seeing those dry conditions across the west. And no rainfall in sight. Now Osama is not a good excessively hot power in that windy but drought is a cause of all this Colorado all the state is in dropped 97%. Of it. In severe drop much of the west seemed elitist map 58% of the west isn't severe drought a lot of that's in northern California obviously the pattern is such where everything is going up and over the top of the Colorado Rockies and driving down a little plays and that's really call Lear and an area and winds that also some snow for the northern tier from Minneapolis back through Great Falls could see three to twelve exists no. Through Tuesday a taste of winter there. Tom all right rob thank you for that.

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