Highway 34 is closed from Mall Road in Estes Park to east of the Dam Store to allow for the evacuations of residents in the canyon due to the escalation of the Cameron Peak fire and for fire crews to access the area. 

CDOT sent out the alert this afternoon.

Currently, the fire is not threatening the US 34 area, but the closure is needed to allow resident to evacuate safely. Winds and other dry conditions similar to ones seen on Wednesday are predicted for later today and into Saturday. Those winds on Wednesday escalated the fire to now more than 169,000 acres and the largest wildfire in Colorado history. 

Colorado State Patrol
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