A total of 469 structures were impacted — destroyed or damaged — by the Cameron Peak fire according to complete assessments from Larimer County officials.
The vast majority of buildings, both residences and other structures, such as barns, shed and out houses, touched by the fire were destroyed, according to numbers released Friday by the sheriff’s office.
“As the community comes together to support those who suffered property loss, we stand with them,” said Sheriff Justin E. Smith, in the release. “We feel the pain of being displaced and not having a home.”
Total structures impacted by the fire are:
- 461 structures destroyed (residential and outbuildings)
- 224 residential structures destroyed and 4 damaged
- 42 of the residential structures impacted were primary residences
- 220 outbuilding destroyed and 4 damaged
- 17 business structures were impacted
The Larimer County Damage Assessment Teams, which completed the assessments, includes personnel from the county assessor’s office and the building department. Sheriff’s office staffers accompanied the teams to assure access and safety.
Dates and locations of severe damage included:
- Sept. 7 – Poudre Canyon south of Colorado 14 the Monument Gulch area
- Sept. 25, 26 – Poudre Canyon between the Fish Hatchery and Rustic, the Manhattan Road area, and the Boy Scout Ranch Road area
- Oct. 14 – Upper and Lower Buckhorn areas, Crystal Mountain, Bobcat Ridge, Buckskin Heights, Redstone Canyon, Storm Mountain, The Retreat, and Pingree Park
“There may be impacted structures the assessor’s office was not aware of and therefore were not assessed,” Friday’s new release said.
Property owners who suffered damage and were not notified by the county are asked to send an email to the Larimer County Office of Emergency Management at [email protected] The email should include a name, address and telephone number.
The Cameron Peak fire, the largest wildfire in Colorado history, has burned 208,913 acres, or 326 square miles, since starting on August 13 about 15 miles southwest of Red Feather Lakes. The fire is 92% contained. There have been no reported deaths in the fire.
“I am so proud of the deputies, firefighters, and a variety of other officers from many law enforcement agencies who heroically evacuated thousands and thousands of people and made sure that no one felt the pain of losing a loved one to this fire,” Smith said. “It was an amazing effort, and I am thankful.”
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