What we know Sunday: Cameron Peak Fire officials update some evacuation orders

What we know Sunday: Cameron Peak Fire officials update some evacuation orders

Editor's note: The Coloradoan is making this story free to all readers in the interest of public safety. Please support our work to keep Northern Colorado informed by subscribing via the link at the top of this page. The Cameron Peak Fire surpassed 200,000 acres after high winds drove significant fire growth Friday and Saturday, claiming more homes as it swelled. But winds died down Saturday evening, and Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said he expects Sunday "to be a day for offensive firefighting." The fire is 203,253 acres and 62% contained, according to the incident command site InciWeb. Here are the latest updates from Sunday: The Ranch Events Complex, which is caring for livestock evacuated due to the Cameron Peak Fire, is seeking donations of grass hay and wood shavings. Those wishing to donate either item are asked to call Maggie Steely, 970-619-4009. Those wishing to volunteer to care for evacuated livestock are asked to call Carol Waller, 970-619-4019. You must be over 18 years old to volunteer. The east side of Larimer County Road 27 south of Mildred Lane down to Larimer County Road 24H will stay under a mandatory evacuation order. The updated evacuation status came after fire officials announced that mandatory evacuations for all of County Road 27 (south of Masonville) east to Devil's Backbone would be downgraded to voluntary evacuations. Any residents who returned to their homes on the east side of County Road 27 south of Mildred Lane down to Larimer County Road 24H should ...
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