Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland
U.S. Forest Service
2150 Centre Avenue Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Due to hot, sunny, windy weather, fire activity has increased on the south end of the Cameron Peak Fire. While we know the fire has grown this afternoon, at this point we do not know exactly how much. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office issued the following emergency message at 2:32 p.m. today: “The Cameron Peak Fire activity has increased in the area south of Highway 14 toward Crown Point, the Pingree Park Road and County Road 44H area. Mandatory Evacuations have been ordered for residents and businesses in the area, up to and including Pennock Pass on County Road 44H due to immediate and imminent danger. Evacuate the area immediately and as quickly as possible. Do not delay leaving to gather belongings or make efforts to protect your home or business. Evacuating immediately not only supports your safety, but also allows emergency crews better access to the area. For updates, text the word LCEVAC to 888777 from your cell phone.”
Trigger points are identified early in an incident. If one of these trigger post is approached, evacuations may be implemented. Evacuation trigger points are designated in locations between active fire areas and values at risk, such as residences and commercial properties. Their placement is designed to alert people of the need to safely leave with sufficient time to evacuate the area. For more information about specific evacuation areas, visit the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office website at https://www.larimer.org/cameron-peak-fire.