2020 Pine Gulch, near Grand Junction — 139,007 acres, no deaths, caused by lightning — This fire is … Missionary Ridge Fire (70,485 acres) - This fire was started by lightning on June 9, 2002, near Durango. It is likely to advance on this list. All three fires were started by lightning, and this fire started on June 5, 2013. Pine Gulch Fire (139,007 acres) - This fire was started by lightning on July 31, 2020, roughly 18 miles north of Grand Junction in the northern Bookcliffs area. Two of the three fires are still active, and will likely keep growing until snow blankets the forests in which they are burning in. (CNN) The Cameron Peak Fire, burning just west of Fort Collins, is now the largest wildfire in Colorado history, Gov. One firefighter died in the fire, and 46 houses and cabins were destroyed. It continues to burn and containment is at 55%. Pine Gulch Fire (139,007 acres) - This fire was started by lightning on July 31, 2020, roughly 18 miles north of Grand Junction in the northern Bookcliffs area. The Cameron Peak Fire is now the largest wildfire in Colorado history. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Three of Colorado’s 2020 wildfires have made the top ten list of Colorado’s largest fires, with all three having burned at least 100,000 acres. It destroyed at least 259 homes and is still considered one of the most destructive fires in state history. Here's how you can make sure you eat, A 24-year-old engineer created a website that tells you if your McDonald's has a working ice-cream machine. The largest fire in Colorado history, which has been burning for more than two months in Larimer County, is 55% contained, fire officials said Thursday morning. The fire destroyed 133 homes and five firefighters died battling the blaze. All rights reserved. All three fires were burning closely to one another in the mountains south of Creede, and some combine the three fires into one fire “complex”. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. The fire is now 100% contained. The fire made another big run east on Wednesday and is listed at 205,004 acres … Several other fires that are not on this list are also actively burning in the state, and have the potential to leap onto the list as well. Spring Creek Fire (108,045 acres) - This fire started on June 27, 2018, near Costilla in southern Colorado. Jared Polis said in a tweet Wednesday night. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. … Largest fires on record in Colorado history, © Provided by Grand Junction-Montrose KKCO. The cause of the fire was determined to be arson. The East Troublesome Fire is now the second largest fire in Colorado history. Papoose Fire (49,628 acres) - This fire was a part of the West Fire Complex, and was started from lightning on June 5, 2013, near Creede. The fire was started by a Denmark citizen who built a campfire to cook his food. The ten largest fires in state history are: Copyright 2020 KKCO.

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