Aug 27, 2020 22:13:13 UTC
LETA - 911 Alert

Community Credentialing | Cameron Peak Fire Preparation 08/27/20

Credentials The Cameron Peak Fire is still evolving, and we want to take every precaution we can to keep our communities safe.  While we hope no additional evacuations are needed, we are implementing plans to be as prepared as possible and will issue credentials as appropriate.

Purpose of credentials: We know from past experience that credentials speed up the process of post-fire re-entry when large numbers of residents are returning to their homes/property in areas impacted by fire activity.  That said, credentials are not required for day to day access to your property as long as you can show proof of residency/ownership during fire operations.  Credentials will speed up the process for post-fire access to closed areas for damage assessments, to enter donation centers, and to gain entry to meetings or briefings specific to areas affected by the fire.  These are physical credentials and cannot be mailed or sent electronically.  This is to help prevent unauthorized persons from accessing your property. Only one credential will be issued per household/property.  We believe this will allow for better accountability and help safeguard your property. It is also extremely important to limit access into hazard areas until the areas are safe for re-entry. 

Who can/should get credentials: Credentials will only be issued to residents and property owners from the communities of Red Feather Lakes, Crystal Lakes, and those in current evacuation areas (voluntary and mandatory):

***Red Feather Lakes and Crystal Lakes are not part of the current evacuation areas.  Credentials are being issued to those communities as a precautionary measure.

To verify if you are in one of the current evacuation areas, visit and follow the directions in red just above the map to search for your address. Credentials are not being offered for any other areas at this time.

If you do not live nearby, but own a home/property in the areas listed above you do not have to travel to Larimer County to get a credential.  See the “Those who cannot appear in person to receive a credential” section below.


Credentials will be issued the week of August 31 through September 4 (Monday - Friday).


Credentials will be issued at Cache La Poudre Middle School (see dates/times above)

What you need to bring:

To show proof of residency and/or ownership, you will need to present one of the following to receive credentials:

Those who cannot appear in person to receive a credential:

If you do not live nearby and have no plan to access your property during a time when evacuations are in place, you do not need to do anything.  If you change your mind, you will need to show proof of residency and/or ownership (see “What you need to bring” section above) to access your property.

If you own a home/property in these areas, but do not live nearby and would like a trusted friend or relative to access your property:

If you have additional questions, please call 970-498-5855.  We are answering questions as fast as we can and you may need to leave a voicemail message.  Messages are being checked between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.