Emergency Alerts & Updates

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Cameron Peak Fire - Text the word LCEVAC to 888777 to receive text message alerts about evacuations, road closures, credentialing, and other important updates.

Mullen Fire - Text the word MULLEN to 888777 to receive text message alerts about evacuations, road closures, credentialing, and other important updates regarding the area of Larimer County impacted by the Mullen fire.


East Troublesome Fire (affecting Estes Park & RMNP) - Text the word TFIRE to 888777 to receive text message alerts about evacuations, road closures, etc. regarding the area of Larimer County impacted by the East Troublesome Fire.

****Updates will be sent to to the LCEVAC, MULLEN, TFIRE  keywords when new information is available.

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

Joint Information Center 970-980-2500

Call the Cameron Peak Fire Joint Information Center (JIC) 970-980-2500 to hear a recording of the most current information and the option to speak to a call-taker.  The JIC is open from 8am to 8pm daily as needed.


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CPF Status Update:  Thursday, October 22

The Cameron Peak Fire remains active in the Redstone Canyon, Masonville, Dunraven, Storm Mountain, and other areas. Very limited access will be granted to some mandatory evacuation areas today on a case-by-case basis dependent on fire activity and weather. No contractors will be allowed access in mandatory evacuation areas.  The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and US Forest Service will continue to patrol all areas under evacuation. 

The Cameron Peak Fire ignited on August 13. The latest information from the US Forest Service states the fire is 206,977 acres with 55% containment. 

Shelter Assistance & Credentials:


  • Shelter assistance for those in evacuation areas is available from the Red Cross (1-800-417-0495 ext. 1).
  • Small animal shelter is available via the Larimer Humane Society, call 970-226-3647 ext. 7 (companion animals and barnyard animals up to the size of sheep/goats).
  • Large animal shelter or evacuation assistance is available via the LCSO Posse, call 970-498-5359 if you need help.
  • Animal sheltering for Estes Park area evacuees click here for details


No new credentials will be issued this weekend (Oct. 17th & 18th). 

Future issuing dates will be posted here when they are finalized.


Resources for Residents Impacted by 2020 Wildfires

Joint Information Center: 970-980-2500 - call for a recorded update and the option to speak to a call-taker.

Cameron Peak Fire Information Line: 970-541-1008 (US Forest Service)

Mullen Fire (Wyoming) Information Line: 307-745-2378 (US Forest Service)

Shelter info: 1-800-417-0495 ext. 1 (Red Cross)

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 (Larimer OEM)

Power/electricity status:  Poudre Valley REA app

There is a fire ban in unincorporated Larimer County effective Aug. 18 through Oct 30.  The Larimer County Fire Ban only applies to unincorporated Larimer County.  If you live inside a town/city limits, check with the town/city to see if they have imposed any fire restrictions or bans.

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

City:   Updates every half hour.


  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.  Only residents/owners are allowed in mandatory evacuation areas.

    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.

    Contractors are not allowed in current mandatory evacuation areas.

  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.

    See the top of this webpage for current information about obtaining a credential.

  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 if it is safe to do so at that time.

  4. Damage Assessment teams are assessing all areas of known and suspected fire damage, as soon as conditions allow safe operation of teams. Once the assessment of an area is completed, property owner notifications will occur. We understand property owners are anxious to learn the status of their property, but due to the wide and rapid spread of this fire, and the need to prioritize resources for directly engaging the fire, damage assessment cannot immediately be performed.

  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.  You may call the Joint Information Center (970-980-2500) between 8a-5p to speak to a call-taker who will attempt to get you authorization to access your property.  Your odds are better early in the morning when fire activity is lower.  The fire is typically more active late morning into the afternoon/evening.

  6. See the top of this page for current credential information. 

    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.

  7. All evacuation orders are driven by fire activity and life safety.  All current evacuation orders will remain in effect as long as the fire remains active and/or sufficient containment is achieved. 

    Notifications will be sent via text (see Emergency Alerts & Updates at the top of this page), Twitter, and Facebook.

  8. Contractors are NOT allowed into mandatory evacuation areas at this time.  If this changes, it will be updated on this webpage.

    Contractors MAY be allowed into voluntary evacuation areas on a case-by-case basis and depending on the conditions at that time.