As you may be aware, the largest forest fire in Colorado history, the Cameron Peak Fire, is burning just north of our campus. At this time, the campus is safe and we are hopeful that the fire doesn’t take a turn south in our direction. Yesterday, the fire flared up with high winds and dry conditions. This activity was visible from campus and is the closest the fire has been to us, though it is still a safe distance away. If you are familiar with the area, you’ll recognize the communities of Glen Haven, Storm Mountain, and the Retreat. Those communities have been evacuated but as of this morning, the fire has not moved into those spaces. The fire started in August and we’ve been monitoring it from the start. If you are interested, you can follow the fire updates on Facebook by searching for “Cameron Peak Fire” and on the Larimer County Website here.
If things change, we will post updates but for now, we’re safe and are taking all the appropriate precautions and are in touch with local authorities to keep our school community and campus safe. Due to COVID-19, we do not currently have students on campus so we are not also managing the potential of a full school evacuation.
Finally, we want to express our deepest gratitude to all of you who have reached out to check on us, all the first responders working tirelessly to keep us safe, and most specifically all the firefighters for their selfless dedication to our safety. Thank you!