While smoke from multiple fires is palpable in Estes and nearby communities are being evacuated, businesses and the national park are open. Hopefully this Q&A helps you make plans about your tripe:
How's the air quality in Estes Park?
- Smoke Outlook - This site provides the AQI - air quality index - today and for the next few days. This will help you determine if this is a good time for your trip to Estes Park based on your outdoor activity.
- Pictures and maps updated in real time with Estes Park News on Facebook
- COTRIP is the best place to check for current road openings and closures, which are apt to change based on the wind.
- Cameron Peak Facebook Page - Provides official updates on the Cameron Peak Fire, including detailed videos, maps, and explanations of current fire information and tactics used to combat the fire
- StoryMap - This story map is an interactive environment for maps and other features that allow you to see updates, pictures, videos and maps all in one place.
- Nocoalerts.org - Public safety emergency alerts & evacuation zones map
- Larimer.org - Information from Larimer County on the Cameron Peak Fire
- Quiero informacion en Espanol: https://www.estesvalleyfire.org/cameron-peak-fire-resources
- InciWeb the Incident Information System - Provides information on fire locations. You may search Colorado or specific fires.
- Rocky Mountain National Park Alerts, restrictions and closures https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/fire-information-and-regulations.htm
- East Troublesome Fire Map
- We are on a fire ban. That means you cannot set any fires for cooking or otherwise.
- Open Flame Cooking Devices - Notice of Fire Code Requirements from the Estes Valley Fire Protection District
- Joint Information Center open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m: 970-980-2500 and www.larimer.org/cameron-peak-fire
- Fire Information Office: 970-541-1008, open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Cameron Peak Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text the word LCEVAC to 888777 to receive text message alerts about evacuations, road closures, credentialing, and other important updates.
If you want to help, please DO NOT approach the fire teams with food or gifts. Please DO show your gratitude by donating to the Red Cross. The best way to show appreciation to firefighters is to make sure you have done all you can to prepare your own property. As Chief Wolf has said, "We live in a mountain community and we should always be prepared for evacuation." You can find resources to guide you at https://www.estesvalleyfire.org/cameron-peak-fire-resources.