Over Two Dozen Homes Burned In Larimer County, Colorado Wildfire

 Monday, September 14, 2020

 9 Mews

An assessment of damage caused by the 102,596 acre Cameron Peak Fire in Larimer County has revealed that 54 structures were destroyed, including 25 homes.

According to a press release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), the department’s Damage Assessment Team (DAT) completed its assessments of known structure damage and all property owners with confirmed damage have been notified.

The other 29 structures were outbuildings, LCSO said. Two other structures were reported to have damage but were not classified as destroyed.

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

While assessments were ongoing in the canyon, chainsaw crews worked to make the Monument Gulch area accessible by ATVs, LCSO said. The DAT was able to start its assessments late Thursday and continued most of the day Friday.