A temporary change in weather conditions helped firefighters battle the Williams Fork blaze, burning in national forest about 15 miles South West of Fraser, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 18.
The fire “was active on its interior today but did not grow substantially in size due to northeast winds,” local authorities said in an update.
“A smoke column could be seen over the fire but that was mostly from interior pockets of unburned fuels being consumed.”
Aerial footage showed smoke rising from the blaze which had burned at least 6627 acres on Tuesday. Credit: @colorado_dfpc via Storyful