Fire destroys homes, causes evacuations near Red Feather Lake

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A fire broke out just before 3 a.m. destroying homes and causing over 300 evacuations near Red Feather Lake in Larimer County.

Evacuation notices went out to 367 residents in the area after reports of “multiple structure fires,” according to Larimer County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson John Schulz. Those notices were lifted shortly after 4 a.m. when the containment of the fire was aided by snow in the area.

Schulz said three total structures appeared to have been damaged or lost. The first was an unoccupied summer cabin, the second was an unidentifiable structure and the third was a building that was damaged by a propane tank explosion.

The Red Feather Village, Fox Acres neighborhood and residents between County Road 67J and County Road 74E were evacuated. An evacuation center was set up for those individuals at Livermore Elementary School.

Some power lines also went down as crews fought the fire, but authorities confirmed that power returned to the Fox Acres neighborhood as of 5:20 p.m.