3 of the largest wildfires in Colorado history occurred in 2020


Refusing to leave the home they loved, Lyle and Marilyn Hileman died together inside when the East Troublesome Fire blew up on Wednesday.

"I don't want to say it can't happen".

Other fires are burning in the state, including the Cameron Peak Fire north of East Troublesome. The fire experienced another 50,000 acres of growth by 5 p.m. Thursday.

He said Thursday night it would be a "long, methodical process" to assess the damage caused by the fire.

Since 2008, Olson has fought fires in her community as a member of the Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 but this time, there was nothing she could do.

Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin had previously declined to release information about the Hilemans. "We don't know", Schroetlin said at a fire briefing Friday. "There's only so many things you can do at that moment and no words are going to make it better", Ledin said.

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis met with evacuees and fire managers as he toured the area on Friday. As the flames spread, authorities closed all 415 square miles (668 square km) of Rocky Mountain National Park to visitors, and ordered the evacuation of several mountain communities. That has kept the fire from moving toward Estes Park.

Comer said evacuating because of a wildfire was surreal.

Although the plan is to return to Estes Park, for now Comer is staying at a YMCA camp in Grant until they get permission to return.

The cold, damp weather east of the Continental Divide helped firefighters battling the Cameron Peak blaze, the state's largest recorded wildfire at 323 square miles (517 square kilometers), west of Fort Collins, as well as two smaller fires in Boulder County to the south. Crews had contained almost 60% of the Cameron Peak fire Friday.

Allowing people to get back into the area to assess damage is something that will take time and happen once it's safe to do so, Schroetlin said, adding that they will also continue to watch United States 40 between Hot Sulphur Springs and Granby.