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New report details damage from Cameron Peak Fire, state’s largest wildfire on record – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-01-14 09:10:11 –

Larimer County, Colorado — Cameron Peak, the largest wildfire in Colorado’s history, has cost more than $ 6 million in a new report from the Larimer County Councilor’s Office.

The fire broke out on August 13, 2020, around the Cameron Pass in Larimer County. It exploded to a total of 208,913 acres in September and October, increasing to more than 78,000 acres in the first three days of September. The fire broke out in Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Larimer and Jackson counties, and in Rocky Mountain National Park. The fire was determined to be 100% contained on December 2.

A damage assessment by the Larimer County Councilor’s Office showed that 469 properties were affected by the fire, of which 243 were destroyed.

The fire reduced valuations by $ 472,533 and market losses exceeded $ 6 million.

Larimer County Councilor Office

Based on House Bill 14-1001, the state will begin refunding approximately $ 123,000 from the reduced real estate value to affected Larimer County real estate owners.

Larimer County Councilor Bob Oberbeck said he and his staff need to check all assets to get a full picture of the effects of the fire in order to produce a report. .. The team had to use fire trucks and helmets and used ATVs as well as vehicles to identify the area.

About 30,000 acres (9%) of Rocky Mountain National Park were affected by the Cameron Peak fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Click here to read the full evaluation report.



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