The Cameron Peak Fire – the third-largest known wildfire in Colorado history – has created its share of spectacles. Among those arresting sights is this tree, smoldering from the inside, in Red Feather Lakes on September 30.
The Cameron Peak Fire had spread to cover an area of 125,006 acres (about 195 square miles) and was 30 percent contained by October 1.
Local resident Steve Midkiff captured footage of smoke rising from a fire inside an old hollow tree near his home.
Speaking to Storyful, Midkiff said that three days before recording this video a forest fire spread to his property. He had lived in the Colorado mountains for 30 years prior to the blaze tearing through the area, he said.
The cause of the Cameron Peak Fire remains under investigation.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said that the Cameron Peak Fire damaged part of Highway 14 along with residential and commercial structures. Credit: Steve Midkiff via Storyful