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Cameo Fire News Release

Created Jun 8th, 2024 @ 4:18 PM Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Cameo Fire News Release

On June 7, 2024, at approximately 9:15 p.m., the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Wildland Fire Team was called to assist the Palisade Fire Department with an active fire near Exit 47 of Interstate 70 outside of Cameo, Colorado. Mutual aid was also provided by Debeque Fire Department, Palisade Police Department, East Orchard Mesa Fire Department, and Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service resources from the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit.

Once on scene, fire personnel found much of the hill above the exit engulfed in flames, which included vehicles, debris, and brush. Crews worked through the night to prevent the spread of the fire but due to hazardous conditions, fire personnel were forced to retreat to a safe distance to do so. The fire burned on both private and Bureau of Land Management land.

This morning a contracted United States Forest Service helicopter responded to the fire to provide water drops targeting remaining hotspots. The fire is estimated to have reached a maximum size of 45 acres.

All individuals known to be in the area have been accounted for. Response to the fire was coordinated by Unified Command between Palisade Fire, Bureau of Land Management, and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Wildland Fire Team.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.

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