Smoke Smothers Colorado Sky as Ptarmigan Fire Grows

Fresh evacuations were ordered in Summit County, Colorado, on Tuesday, September 28, as the Ptarmigan Fire grew to between 85 and 100 acres.

This footage filmed by Twitter user @phatjami, shows smoke wafting into the sky above Silvethorne, Colorado.

According to local fire authorities while cool weather and rain that swept through the area on Tuesday evening “helped moderate fire behavior”, the weather grounded the aircraft and the strong winds pushed the fire to the south, prompting “additional pre-evacuation notifications”. Credit: @phatjami via Storyful

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