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Fire near Fort Collins is 3rd biggest in Colorado history

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Cameron Peak Fire; Photo: Sept. 4

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Authorities in Colorado say a fire that began in early August east of Fort Collins has burned more than 195 square miles as of Wednesday.

The Coloradoan reports that Gov. Jared Polis says that the Cameron Peak Fire is now the third-largest in state history and is the top priority for Colorado firefighters.

Polis says 95 structures including about two dozen homes have burned. About 960 personnel are involved in the firefighting effort.

Officials say the fire has also forced evacuations of the communities of Crystal Lakes and Red Feather Lakes.

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  1. If only the forest service would have listened to Donald Trump and gone out and swept up the pine needles and fallen leaves, then these fires wouldn’t have occurred.

    1. But back to reality. I hope our smoke jumpers, hot shots, and all personnel fighting these fires remain safe. All of you are heroes and your state appreciates your hard work during this extremely difficult time.

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