LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – A recent assessment of structures lost or damaged in the Cameron Peak Fire has brought the total number to nearly 100.
Thirty seven additional structures were destroyed since the last assessment on Sept. 17, bringing the total number of structures lost in the 124,026-acre fire to 91. Six of the 37 structures were residential, officials said. Two structures were listed as damaged.
The fire reached the Shambhala Mountain Center, a Buddhist meditation retreat in the Red Feather Lakes area. According to a Facebook post from the center, the fire reached their property Saturday. The center reported a few buildings burned, but many remained intact. The center set up a relief fund that's raised more than $33,000 as of Monday morning.
The state’s third largest wildfire on record grew about 100 acres Monday near the Comanche Reservoir – a considerable slowdown from this weekend’s explosive growth that was spurred by gusty winds and dry conditions. Cooler temperatures and moisture helped fire crews gain ground on the fire Monday.
Mandatory evacuations remain in place for all Glacier View filings, Red Feather Highlands subdivision and the Lady Moon area. Voluntary evacuations remain for the Buckhorn Road area from Pennock pass to County Road 27.
The Cameron Peak Fire's cause remains undetermined. It started on Aug. 13.