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Woodland Heights Fire Afternoon Update - 062412

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Jun 24, 2012

Contact Information:

Julie M. Berney
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer

Issued 062412 @ 2:30 p.m.

Due to the hard work of the firefighters and responding agencies, this Woodland Heights fire was isolated to one neighborhood in Estes Park. The community is open for business.
 
Firefighters continue to work in the fire area to achieve containment. The last estimated containment was 75 percent. An additional destroyed structure was identified today, an outbuilding, bringing the total current confirmed structure loss to 22.
 
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
 
Utility crews are working in the area to restore services.
 
One firefighter was taken for medical treatment yesterday due to a pre-existing condition and is in stable condition.
 
EVACUEE MEETING
There will be a Woodland Heights fire evacuee-only meeting tonight at 8 p.m. at the Estes Park High School, 1600 Manford Ave. Updates on projected reentry information will be provided.
 
The Red Cross shelter is available at Estes Park High School, 1600 Manford Ave.
 
Evacuees should sign up for emergency notifications at www.leta911.orgto receive updates regarding meetings and reentry information.
 
MEDIA
No media tours have been scheduled yet due to continued work by fire and utility crews in the area.
 
DONATIONS
Donations to the victims can be made at www.redcross.org.
 
Estes Park Soaring Eagles are working with the Town of Estes Park to collect donations for victims and firefighters of the Woodland Heights Fire and the High Park Fire.
 
Please drop off donations by Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the following locations:
 
Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. (outside Administration, Room 150) 8a.m. - 5p.m., Monday-Friday.
 
The Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave. (outside the Ticket Booth). Daily, 7a.m.-7 p.m.
 
Items accepted: Basic Home First Aid Supplies, Sunscreen, Diapers Adult and Baby, Wipes, Silverware, Paper cups and Paper Plates, Trash Bags, Gloves, Shovels, Tarps (new), Personal Hygiene Items, Non-Perishable Foods, New Tube Socks, Gel Inserts for Boots, Boot Laces, New Packaged Underwear, Animal Foods, Small Notepads, Pens, Laundry and cleaning supplies, N-95 Masks.
 
Larimer County is providing updates at www.larimer.org/emergency.
Public Information line: 970-498-5500 (8am-8pm)  (shared line with High Park Fire).
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