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Cause of the Woodland Heights Fire Determined

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Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Jun 25, 2012

Contact Information:

Jim Toomey
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office

Today, Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators determined the Woodland Heights Fire was most likely caused by an electrical service line rubbing against a pine tree during turbulent winds. The electric line was on private property on Larkspur Drive.  Investigators do not believe the fire to be criminal in nature nor the result of a criminal act. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Forest Service for their assistance in this investigation.

The Woodland Park fire is 100% contained with 27.3 acres burned. A total of 22 homes and 2 outbuildings were destroyed. Residents were allowed to return after 12:00 p.m. today.
Information is available to property owners on electrical service line safety and maintenance at  Also available is a list of current licensed tree service contractors in Estes Park, who are available to assist property owners with maintenance and repair.
This will be the final update for the Woodland Heights Fire.
Public Information line: 970-498-5500 (8am-8pm) (shared line with High Park Fire).
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