The Cameron Peak fire has destroyed 54 buildings, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, including 25 residential structures.
The fire, which has burned 102,596 acres, or about 160 square miles, did not grow Saturday as snow and moisture continued to keep the blaze stable, according to fire officials. The fire started Aug. 13, is 4% contained and is burning in the Roosevelt National Forest west of Fort Collins.
So far, 29 outbuildings and 25 residential structures — including two homes lived in full-time — have been destroyed and two more structures were damaged by the blaze, according to the sheriff’s office. All property owners of damaged or destroyed property have been notified.
The majority of the destroyed homes were located in the Monument Gulch area, according to the sheriff’s office. Two homes and several outbuildings were also damaged around Archer’s Poudre River Resort, south of Colorado 14.
On Saturday, firefighters took advantage of favorable weather conditions to build direct fire line along Buckhorn Road, Pingree Park Road and and Colorado 14, and worked on indirect lines around residential areas as an extra precaution, according to a Sunday update on the fire operations.
Fire officials expect higher temperatures in the mid-60s Sunday to melt snow in the area, but still expect fire activity to remain low Sunday. Firefighters will continue to build direct lines on the west, north and east edges of the fire, officials said in the update.
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