The High Park Fire crossed Colorado Highway 14 at Steven’s Gulch this afternoon. At 5:30 p.m., the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department ordered a new immediate evacuation for about 80 homes in the 12th filing of Glacier View.
This includes residences on:
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• Meadow Mountain. Drive
• Little Bald Mountain Court
• Grey’s Peak Court
• Diamond Peak Court
• Little Twins Court
• Red Mountain Court
• Pingree Hill Court
• Rabbit Ears Court
• Bullrock Court
• Black Mountain Court
A road block has been set up at the intersection of Eiger Road and Many Thunder Mountain Road.
Due to this new evacuation order, the 7:30 p.m. citizens’ information meeting at Gate 8 has been canceled.
The High Park Fire has burned an estimated 52,000 acres to date and is estimated to be 15 percent to 20 percent contained. At the 3 p.m. citizens briefing at The Ranch in Loveland, residents of Poudre Canyon from Stove Prairie to the mouth of the canyon were notified that the fire had destroyed 17 homes in that area. As more assessments are made, residents will be notified by subdivision at the daily citizens’ briefings.
Residents who cannot attend these meetings can obtain information regarding the status of their property by calling 970-619-4086. The sheriff’s office earlier reported that no additional structures had be destroyed on Thursday.
For more information, contact the Larimer County Emergency Management Office at 970-498-5500.