Resources for residents being affected by the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome wildfire evacuations

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People evacuating Estes Park under a smoke-filled sky due to the East Troublesome Fire on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22, 2020. (Photo: Austin Vogel)

Below you will find resources available to Grand County and Larimer County Residents currently being affected by wildfires, as well as those who may potentially be affected by wildfires.

The American Red Cross of Colorado announced four new evacuation centers have opened on Thursday. Those in need of lodging, support, food, immediate needs, mental support and more are able to visit one of these sites.

  • Embassy Suites: 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO 80538
  • Westminster City Park Recreation Center: 10455 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80020
  • Isle of Capri: 401 Main Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422
  • Silverthorne Recreation Center:  430 Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne, CO 80498

Over 1,600 people displaced due to wildfire evacuations have been sheltered by the Red Cross. The institution reports over 650 hotel rooms across dozens of hotels are being utilized by evacuees.

COVID-19 health orders are in place at the locations. Masks are required and health screenings may be conducted upon arrival.

Grand County

Shelter

Those being evacuated from their homes and seeking shelter are encouraged to call the American Red Cross of Colorado at 970-242-4851 (24 hour line) or 970-406-0641 to be directed to the nearest shelter.

Evacuees are also encouraged to register themselves at www.co.grand.co.us/1354/East-Troublesome-Fire to assist in the re-entry process once evacuations are lifted.

Pet and livestock evacuation information

Livestock being evacuated can be taken to the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo Grounds in Kremling. Anyone with further questions can call 970-531-4408.

People with house pets are asked to call the local animal shelter at 970-531-3847.

Evacuation updates

For updated information regarding Grand County evacuation orders and updates, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7242/.

Residents can also receive updates by signing up for CodeRED alerts. For updated info visit gcemergency.com.

Larimer County

Shelter

Shelter assistance for those in evacuation areas is available from the Red Cross (1-800-417-0495 ext. 1).

Pet and livestock evacuation information

Large animal shelter or evacuation assistance is available via the LCSO Posse, call 970-498-5359 if you need help.

Small animal shelter is available via the Larimer Humane Society, call 970-226-3647 ext. 7 (companion animals and barnyard animals up to the size of sheep/goats).

For those evacuating the Estes Park area

If you are traveling Hwy 34 or Hwy 36:

1.) Riverdale Animal Shelter of Adams County, 12155 Park Boulevard in Brighton, CO. If you are arriving at Riverdale Animal Shelter of Adams County, please call the evacuation emergency phone line at (720) 523-7227 ahead of time so they may best assist you.

2.) Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont. If you are able, please call them at 303-772-1232 prior to arriving in order to confirm a space for your pet.

3.) Humane Society of Boulder Valley, 2323 55th Street in Boulder. If you are in the Boulder/Broomfield area following your evacuation – please come to 2323 55th St in Boulder or call 303-442-4030 for assistance with your pets.

If you are traveling Hwy 7:

Please transport your animals to the Gilpin County Fairgrounds as they are open and available to take large and small animals. They can be contacted at 303-515-4342 and their address is 230 Norton Drive, Black Hawk CO 80422.  

Evacuation updates

Sign up for emergency alerts at NOCOALERT.org
 

Cameron Peak Fire – Text the word LCEVAC to 888777 to receive text message alerts about evacuations, road closures, credentialing, and other important updates.
 

Mullen Fire – Text the word MULLEN to 888777 to receive text message alerts about evacuations, road closures, credentialing, and other important updates regarding the area of Larimer County impacted by the Mullen fire.

East Troublesome Fire (affecting Estes Park & RMNP) – Text the word TFIRE to 888777 to receive text message alerts about evacuations, road closures, etc. regarding the area of Larimer County impacted by the East Troublesome Fire.

****Updates will be sent to to the LCEVAC, MULLEN, TFIRE  keywords when new information is available.

For further information, visit www.larimer.org/cameron-peak-fire.

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