By Elijah Mt. Castle
The East Troublesome Fire grew over 100,000 acres overnight October 21. The fire is threatening various towns and national parks in the area and is currently the fourth largest fire in Colorado History. The town of Estes Park was evacuated October 22 and Great Lake was evacuated the day before. The fire is at risk of merging with the neighboring Cameron Peak Fire which is only 55% contained. The fire also has posed risks to many ranches in the area. Hundreds of horses and cattle have been evacuated in face of the fire. It is expected that the snow will slow the various fires plaguing Colorado, but it will not end fire season. Pictured are the VNF detections for October 21st and 22nd.