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Snow falling around Larimer County stalled the onslaught of the two major wildfires in Colorado background Sunday, helping firefighters keep flames from achieving Estes Park and Glen Haven.

Winter season climate proficiently pushed pause on growth of the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires Saturday afternoon, delivering welcome reduction to firefighters and hundreds of evacuated mountain inhabitants besieged by the fires’ eastbound encroachment.

Sunday early morning, as Colorado Condition Climatologist Russ Schumacher calculated 4 inches of snow in west Fort Collins, the Thompson Zone of the East Troublesome Fire was held west of Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain Countrywide Park right after firefighters expended Saturday in a effective battle to keep the flames absent from Estes Park.