Snowy conditions gave firefighters some reprieve Tuesday, but the fight isn’t over against the Cameron Peak Fire, which is now the largest wildfire in Larimer County history.
As firefighters gear up to continue the fight with snow expected to melt and evaporate later this week, there are several ways to help the fire effort — including by opening your home.
If you’re looking to help during the Cameron Peak Fire, one way to do so from home is by making monetary donations. Take a look at the county’s map of area disaster agencies partnering with Larimer County’s Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) association.
Agencies that are directly assisting in the Cameron Peak Fire effort at this time include:
Responding agencies are not accepting physical donations like food or clothing at this time because first responders have specific dietary needs while fighting fires like the Cameron Peak Fire, according to the Larimer County website. Larimer County residents are asked to not support drives for physical items at this time.
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Volunteer fire departments and fire authorities accepting donations include:
Donate your time
As Cameron Peak Fire evacuations expanded over Labor Day weekend, the need for temporary housing and transportation of animals increased up with them.
Larimer Humane Society went from housing 19 companion and small barnyard animals as of 8:30 a.m. Monday to 123 animals Tuesday morning, according to Justin Clapp, marketing and community outreach manager. The animals range from dogs and cats to goats and guinea pigs.
The humane society is not in need of donated food or supplies.However, if you’re interested in providing temporary housing for animals affected by the fire, complete this form on the humane society website.
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