The long-lasting Decker fire which began on Sep. 08, 2019, is still continuing to burn on Oct. 16, 2019, in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness of Colorado. The fire started as a lightning strike and has now spread to 8,464 acres and is 30% contained at present. The difficulties in fighting this fire according to Inciweb are: "Low humidity and poor overnight recoveries allowed fuels to continue to dry. Fire spread is primarily driven by wind and spotting is occurring with wind and slope alignment." Weather is definitely one of the main reasons this fire continues to burn. Winds today are expected to gust to 20 mph which only further pushes fire constraints beyond containment lines. Winds and low relative humidity are both culprits in keeping this fire alive.