Record-Breaking Wildfire Rages in Colorado

CalWood fire quickly burns 7000 acres outside Boulder, adds to wildfire problems near Front Range

The Cameron Peak fire was first reported August 13 and now exceeds 205,000 acres, making it the largest in state history.

Colorado firefighters are struggling to get ahead of the state's largest wildfire on record as it rapidly grows and smoke drifts over the population corridor of the drought-stricken state.

Cloudy skies and low discernability has not been a great help for fire aircrafts as they haven't been able to take off. Winds calmed on Monday and aerial support was able to help.

That state is also still dealing with a cluster of massive and deadly fires.

The fire, which is started in the 14000 block of Lefthand Canyon Drive, was first seen at approximately 1 p.m and is now the second wildfire in Boulder County.

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According to reports, the blaze destroyed as many as 26 homes within three days of being sparked.

"It gets a little bit tight, because we do lose some of our summer employees", Helmerick said.

Read the full story on The Denver Post website.

More than 8.3 million acres have burned across the country this year, according to the National Fire Interagency Center. Nevertheless, to the relief of many residents, The White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency sanctioned the state's appeal for disaster relief funds to clear the harm caused from six blazes.

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