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The red flag weather conditions last Friday and Saturday (October 9 & 10) created some significant fire behavior in the Comanche Peak area.  The fire stood up early and threatened the Hourglass Reservoir neighborhood and the Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp.  The fire activity prompted mandatory evacuations before 6:00 a.m. Friday for the Pingree Park and Monument Gulch areas.  Mandatory evacuations were also ordered for the Buckhorn area by 8:00 a.m.

Multiple local firefighting agencies responded and used hose lines, back burning operations, and dug handling to protect homes and other structures.  The following agencies worked together for two days in extreme fire behavior. 

  • Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services
  • Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Initial Attack Module
  • Larimer County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team hand crew
  • Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wellington Fire Protection District
  • Berthoud Fire Protection District
  • Loveland Fire Rescue Authority
  • Poudre Fire Authority

Their cooperation, hard work, and commitment to their community saved all the structures in these areas.  Photos are attached and may be used with credit to LCSO.

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Published on: 
Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:54pm
Contact Details: 

Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
(970)980-2501 |  Email

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