Smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire obscured the sky in northern Colorado as high winds from a cold front in the area fanned the flames on October 14, reports said.
The Cameron Peak fire, which has been burning since August 13, spanned 135,556 acres and was 56 percent contained as of Wednesday, October 14, Larimer County reported.
Mandatory evacuations were in place for much of the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forest and nearby areas , such as Storm Mountain, Palisade Mountain, Buckskin Heights, and Buckhorn Canyon on Wednesday, the City of Loveland and Loveland Fire-Rescue said.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an Air Quality Alert for poor air quality in Fort Collins.
Video filmed by local resident Nate Jones shows smoke from the fire obscuring an otherwise blue sky over Loveland, Colorado. Credit: Nate Jones via Storyful