Change in Wind Helps Colorado Firefighters Battle Williams Fork Blaze

A change in weather was helping firefighters battle the Williams Fork Fire burning near Fraser, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 18, according to fire officials.

Reports said the blaze “did not grow substantially” on Tuesday due to northeast winds. The fire has burned more than 6,600 acres as of Tuesday morning.

Fire officials said there were no mandatory evacuation orders for residential areas, though a number of roads, trails, and campgrounds were closed.

This video, posted on Monday, shows an aerial view of a large plume of smoke stemming from the Williams Fork Fire. Credit: @colorado_dfpc via Storyful