Update: 2 cabins in Red Feather destroyed in overnight fire w/ photos

Photo courtesy Poudre Fire Authority

Update from the Larimer County Sheriff’s department:

A fast-moving fire claimed two summer cabins in Red Feather Lakes early this morning and resulted in 367 evacuation notices being issued for Fox Acres and homes along portions of County Road 67J. Winds gusting up to 50 to 60 miles-per-hour created 12 spot fires. A large propane tank near one of the cabins exploded in the fire and went through a building across the street. The building, owned by the Red Feather Lakes Property Owners Association, sustained heavy damage from the propane tank.

Damage inside the Red Feather Lakes property owners association building, caused by propane tank that hurled though the air. Photo courtesy Poudre Fire Autority

Extraordinary efforts by the Red Feather, Crystal Lakes, Livermore and Glacier View volunteer fire departments resulted in the fire being brought under control quickly averting what would have been a major incident for Red Feather Lakes. Residents who had been directed to an evacuation center in Livermore were allowed to return to their homes a short time later. There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.


A structure fire early this morning in Red Feather prompted Larimer County Sheriff’s office to send 367 emergency evacuation notices in and around Red Feather Lakes. At least two structures were involved in the fire.

Residents in the Fox Acres neighborhood as well as on County Road 67J south of the firehouse to County Road 74E were sent evacuation notices.

The evacuation was lifted at about 4 a.m.

Cause of the the fire and extent of damage is still under investigation.

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