Firefighters worked into the early hours of Thursday, October 15, on backburning operations to try to prevent the spread of the Cameron Peak Fire in northern Colorado, fire officials said.
A Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) spokesperson said this footage shows the DFPC Module 11 crew performing backburning operations ahead of the wildfire. DFPC Module 11 shared the footage on Instagram and said it was filmed in Bellvue, a small community near the fire.
“These efforts aimed to eliminate the remaining fuel between the main body of the fire and the handline previously constructed by firefighters,” a DFPC spokesperson said.
The Cameron Peak Fire has burned 167,153 acres and was 56 percent contained as of Friday, according to reports. Credit: @dfpc_mod_11 via Storyful