Firefighters were successful in attacking the Cameron Peak Fire directly on Thursday, following a day of intense winds, fire officials said.

Unlike Wednesday, the calmer winds allowed fire officials to use air resources, including three large air tankers and four type 1 helicopters.

The fire grew about 2,000 acres overnight. As of Friday morning, it was 169,171 acres. Its containment remains unchanged at 56%.

Officials said the crews made good progress Thursday holding the fire south of Buckhorn Road. They were also able to assess and protect structures that are north, east and south of the fire’s uncontrolled edge.


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