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Wildfire Resources

Wildfire Resources

Wildfire Resources

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
Road conditions
  • COTRIP is the best place to check for current road openings and closures, which are apt to change based on the wind.
Where can I get updates and alerts on the status of the Cameron Peak fire?
Image may contain: text that says 'CAMERON PEAK FIRE INFORMATION INCIWEB Scan the latest updates and critical fire information. Cameron Peak Fire Information Line: (970) 541-1008 Larimer County Emergency Information Line: (970) 980-2500 Fire Email: 2020.cameronpe @firenet.gov Sheriff's Department Email: sheriff-jic@larimer.org FACEBOOK PAGE Scan live action updates and join community fire information meetings. NOCO ALERT Scan for emergency messaging and evacuation statuses. TEXT LCEVAC TO 888777 OR GO TO HTTPS://NOCOALERT.ORG FOR REAL TIME EVACUATION OFFICIAL STORY map Scan for an interactive story map where vou can input address and measure the distance' Where can I get details on the Park and other fires in Colorado? Is it safe to build a campfire?
  • 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
Contact information:
  • 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: 2020.cameronpeak@firenet.gov
  • 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.
 

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