FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Colorado's wildfires continue to intensify across the state.
The East Troublesome Fire has burned over 125 thousand acres, near Grand Lake.
It was burning at a rate of 6 thousand acres per hour Wednesday evening.
The fire grew so much because of the low humidity, available fuel, and strong winds.
The Grand County Sheriff posted an emotional video on Facebook about the fire Wednesday evening.
— GM Kuzma (@GregoryMKuzma) October 22, 2020
It is only 5 percent contained Thursday morning, which is why numerous evacuations have been issued for the surrounding areas.
It's now the fourth largest wildfire in the state's history.
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) October 22, 2020
In Thursday morning's incident commander update, the commander talked about how Thursday would be another difficult day.
The weather forecast Thursday is not going to help firefighters as they battle this blaze.
High winds will continue as a cold front passes through the region.
It's still going to be very dry in that area and there's plenty of available fuel for this fire.
In addition to the East Troublesome Fire, there are several other wildfires burning in Colorado.