Emergency Alerts & Updates

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The Joint Information Center (JIC) closed on Friday, September 11.  The JIC will be reopened if needed in the future.  The JIC phone number (970-980-2500) will play a recorded message with current fire information and direct you to this page for additional resources.  If you have questions about evacuations, road closures, accessing your property, etc., please call 970-980-2501 and leave a message if no one answers.  We are answering calls as fast as we can and returning messages from 8a-8p.

We hope you find this webpage useful and we are updating the page as new information becomes available.

Shelter Assistance & Credentials:


  • The Red Cross will be at Cache La Poudre Middle School from 9a to 9p to help evacuated residents get shelter. 
    • CLP Middle School, 3515 W County Road 54G, Laporte

  • Shelter assistance available by phone: 970-481-1243
  • Small animal shelter is available via the Larimer Humane Society, call 970-226-3647 ext. 7.
  • Large animal shelter or evacuation assistance is available via the LCSO Posse, call 970-443-3231.


  • Credentialing will be offered for residents in Mandatory Evacuation areas Monday (09/21) through Friday (09/25), 9a - 4p, at Fort Collins City Hall (300 Laporte Ave).
  • Please email or call 970-498-5855 prior to arriving.
  • Check here for more information regarding how credentials work. 

Resources for Residents Impacted by 2020 Wildfires

Evacuation Info: 970-980-2501 (8a - 8p) - call for info about evacuations, road closures, accessing your property, etc. You may have to leave a message, but calls will be returned until 8 p.m.

Fire info: 970-541-1008 (US Forest Service)

Shelter info:  970-498-7120 (Larimer OEM)

Large animal evacs:  970-443-3231  (LCSO)

Small animal evacs:  970-226-3647 x7 (Larimer Humane Society)

Air quality concerns:  970-498-5500 (Larimer County Health)

Questions about the credentialing process:  970-498-5855

There is a fire ban in unincorporated Larimer County effective Aug. 18 through Oct 30.

There is a fire ban on National Forest lands effective July 21.


  1. If you live in or own property in a voluntary evacuation area, you will be granted access as long as it is safe at that time.  You'll need to show proof that you belong there (Larimer County issued credential, driver's license, utility bill, etc.).  If you live in or own property in a mandatory evacuation area, the same may apply but access will be more limited based on fire activity, road conditions, etc.  

    If you work in an evacuation area and must report for work, explain your situation to the person at the roadblock.  Decisions to allow access will be made on a case-by-case basis at the time you arrive at the roadblock.

    There are several reasons you may be denied access: fire activity, firefighter activity, road conditions, etc.

  2. A credential issued by Larimer County Office of Emergency Management will speed things up, but it is not required as long as you can provide proof you belong there and it is safe for you to enter.

  3. We are trying to make sure only the people who belong in evacuation areas are entering.  If you have someone coming to help you and they do not have proof of residency/ownership, they will be denied access at the roadblock if you are not with them.  You can coordinate with your friend/family member and meet them outside the roadblock.  Then have them follow you to the roadblock, show your proof of residency/ownership, and explain that the friend/relative is there to help you evacuate.  It should be fine if they gain access with you and it is safe to do so at that time.

  4. As of 09/10/2020, we are only aware of damage in two areas:  Highway 14 and Monument Gulch areas.  A Damage Assessment Team (DAT) began assessing property along Highway 14 on 09/10 and completed work on 9/11.  The Poudre Canyon Fire Chief and a team of Larimer County Sheriff's Office and Office of Emergency Management officials contact the individuals with damaged structures.  They were also given information about how to contact Larimer OEM for help with resources.

    All individuals with known damaged structures were contacted and provided details regarding resources.

    We are not aware of any other damage to residential structures inside the fire perimeter.

  5. For most areas, you can access your property as conditions allow. Areas that suffered significant structural damage will remain secured until such time as it is safe to allow access, infrastructure for emergency services communications is restored, and security to allow access only for those who require it is in place.

    Due to the complexity of achieving these objectives, there is not currently an estimated time on opening access to damaged areas.

  6. The Larimer County OEM will be issuing credentials periodically. Call 970-498-5855 for information and visit the credentialing information page for requirements. You do not need an issued credential to access your property, but it will expedite the process of passing through security points. Having a Larimer County issued credential will not guarantee access, the criteria mentioned in “When can I access my property?” must be achieved prior to any access being granted.