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The Larimer County Damage Assessment Team (DAT) has completed their assessments of known structure damage and all property owners with confirmed damage have been notified.  To date, a total of 54 structures have been destroyed by the Cameron Peak Fire:  25 residential structures and 29 outbuildings.  Two structures were reported to have damage but were not classified as destroyed.

The DAT started in the Poudre Canyon Thursday and discovered damage south of Highway 14 in the area of Archer’s Poudre River Resort.  Two residential structures were destroyed, and one residential structure sustained minor damage.  Multiple outbuildings were also destroyed in that area.

While assessments were ongoing in the canyon, chainsaw crews worked all day to make the Monument Gulch area accessible by ATVs.  The DAT was able to start their assessments late Thursday in that area and continued most of the day Friday.  The team discovered 23 residential structures were destroyed, two of which were primary residences.  Multiple outbuildings were also confirmed destroyed and one outbuilding sustained major damage.

On Friday, September 11, Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District Chief Hugh Collins contacted the property owners along Highway 14 to advise them of the damage in his fire district.  The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and Larimer County Office of Emergency Management contacted property owners in the Monument Gulch area after assessments were complete late Friday afternoon.

All property owners with known damage to structures were contacted.  There may be additional outbuildings with damage that were not located, but we are not aware of any other reported residential structure damage inside the fire perimeter.

Sheriff Justin Smith said, “The snow was certainly welcome and made an impact on the fire, but it also slowed the assessment process.  Many people worked very hard to access these areas, complete assessments, and get word to the owners with damage as quickly as possible.  I can only imagine how devastating the loss of a home or property to wildfire must be.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”

LCSO is working with the fire incident management team on plans to allow owners with damage/loss to safely return to their property.  We will communicate with those property owners when access is possible.

Published on: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 5:03pm
Contact Details: 

Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
(970)980-2501 |  Email

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