Update about the McNay Fire in Larimer County

Accurate mapping by the MMA mission today puts the fire at 542 acres w/ 32% containment. The fire grew northwest overnight – away from structures. Crews are working hard & there are now 130 fire personnel on scene. Here’s the map of the fire provided by MMA.

Latest (as of noon 9/16/2019)

  • From PVREA: Crews were able to restore power to members off our Livermore and Goodwin substations. We have 448 members without power in the upper Poudre Canyon. PVREA crews still have not been able to gain access to our 69 kv transmission line to assess damages. Therefore, we are looking into how we can restore power to our members without using our 69 kv transmission line. Members should expect to remain without power into the afternoon. PVREA will continue to provide updates for our members as often as we can.
  • Larimer County Emergency Management has the Emergency Operations Center activated at a Level 2 to support this incident. The evacuation point is located at Livermore Church, 284 W. CR 74 E. Voluntary Evacuation is still in place in the fire area. It is okay to drive eastbound on CR74E at this time to evacuate. To remain up to date, please refer to the Twitter page of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office: https://twitter.com/LarimerSheriff
  • View a statement from the Sheriff’s department here: https://manager.everbridge.net/pub/367516056584945

Other Previous Details

  • As of 7pm on 9/15, according to the Larimer County Sheriff Department, the fire has grown to 400 acres and is at 7% containment.
  • W CR74E is closed between Boy Scout Ranch Road and CR37. Voluntary evacuations are in place for a few homes in Glacierview Gates 1 & 2. Evac point is Livemore Community Church at 284 W CR74E. LCSO Emergency Services, deputies, local fire districts & USFS are on scene. Multiple aircraft ordered – at least one already at fire. Follow @LarimerSheriff on Twitter for frequent updates.
  • According to Larimer County social media posts, the fire started from a car fire and spread to surrounding areas.
  • At approximately 3:00pm on 9/15/19 the fire was reported to be 150 acres.
  • Use the Twitter Hashtag #McNayFire for updates from Larimer County Incident Command.
  • Those who choose to evacuate can gather at the Livermore Community Church.
  • Residents are encouraged to move livestock and pets out of the area and to prepare for mandatory evacuations.

Previously From the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office:

There is a wildfire in the area of Glacier View, near McNay Hill and mile marker 10 W CR74E. Voluntary evacuations are advised for residents and business occupants if they are concerned for their safety, feel they need additional time to exit the area, or have health conditions that may be aggravated by this incident. You are encouraged to move livestock and pets out of the area and to prepare for mandatory evacuations. The evacuation center will be at Livermore Church, 284 W CR74E. It is ok to drive eastbound on CR74E at this time to evacuate. For updates, text the word LCEVAC to 888777 from your cell phone. We will communicate information to that key word as needed. Please do not call 9-1-1 unless you are in danger. Thank you.

 

Previously From Poudre Valley REA:

We currently have members without power in the Red Feather Lakes, Livermore and surrounding mountain areas. Crews have de-energized power lines as a safety precaution. Members should expect to be without power throughout the afternoon and possibly into the evening.

There are 3,600 members without power in our mountain areas.

UPDATE AS OF 6:00PM 9/15: Outage update: The has been in the area of our transmission line; PVREA won’t be able to assess damages until we are able to safely do so. Members should expect to be without power possibly until tomorrow, and should make arrangements if you have a medical necessity.

Outage map:

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