Wildfire burning in national forest about 60 miles west of Fort Collins.

A wildfire is burning on national forest land about 60 miles west of Fort Collins, forcing evacuations of nearby campgrounds.

The fire was first reported at about 1:45 p.m. and it’s at about 500 acres and growing.

The Cameron Peak fire is burning in the Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest west of Chambers Lake, according to the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center.

The Chambers Lake Campground has been evacuated voluntarily, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. Evacuations have been ordered for residents and businesses in the area.

Road closures in the area include Colorado 14 eastbound between Larimer 62 and Long Draw Road, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Firefighters are battling the blaze on the ground and air support — two large air tankers and four single-engine air tankers — has been ordered, said Larry Helmerick, fire information coordinator with RMACC.


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