Strong westerly winds blew through Northern Colorado on Saturday (Oct. 17), which helped the Cameron Peak Fire to explode even further.

Officials say the fire has expanded to 199,356 acres. More evacuations were put in place as the fire spread.

The flames are visible on different parts of I-25 and in the town of Estes Park.

Containment was increased to 62%. Crews are hopeful there will be lighter winds and that some precipitation will fall on Sunday.

More than 1,500 are currently working on the flames that now span more than 60,000 acres more than any other fire in Colorado history.

LARGEST COLORADO FIRES IN HISTORY

  1. 2020 Cameron Peak Fire 199,356 acres
  2. 2020 Pine Gulch Fire 139,007 acres
  3. 2002 Hayman Fire 137,760 acres
  4. 2013 West Fork Complex Fire 108,045 acres
  5. 2012 High Park Fire 87,250 acres
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