A total of 54 structures, including 25 homes, have been destroyed by the Cameron Peak Fire as of Saturday evening.
The Larimer County Damage Assessment Team completed their assessments Saturday, and all property owners with confirmed damage have been notified, according to a news release.
Of the damaged structures, 25 are residential structures and 29 are outbuildings. Two structures were reported to have damage but were not classified as destroyed.
In Poudre Canyon south of Colorado Highway 14 in the area of Archer’s Poudre River Resort, two residential structures were destroyed and one residential structure had minor damage. Multiple outbuildings were also destroyed in that area.
In Monument Gulch, 23 residential structures were destroyed, two of which were primary residences. Multiple outbuildings were also confirmed destroyed and one outbuilding sustained major damage.
Monument Gulch is located off Buckhorn Road east of Pingree Park Road, south of Highway 14. Chainsaw crews worked all day Thursday to make the Monument Gulch area accessible by ATV.
There may be additional outbuildings with damage that were not located, but the news release said the team is not aware of any other reported residential structure damage inside the fire perimeter.
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“The snow was certainly welcome and made an impact on the fire, but it also slowed the assessment process,” Larimer County sheriff Justin Smith stated. “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.”
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is working with the fire incident management team on plans to allow owners with damage or loss to safely return to their property.
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