LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. - Larimer County says it has issued its first certificate of occupancy to a family that has rebuilt after the High Park Fire.
Donna and Ira Baker got the second permit issued for rebuilding, they are the first ones to finish rebuilding. Their home is on Davis Ranch Road in Rist Canyon.
The fire burned 259 homes. County officials said 29 permits for replacement homes have been issued in the burn area which represents 15 percent of the homes lost.
Larimer County’s Recovery Manager Suzanne Bassinger said she is "very heartened" to see the devastation and shock giving way to the hopeful recovery taking place.