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Evacuees To Return Home

December 8th update: Per the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, all evacuations and pre-evacuation orders have been lifted. Again, all areas on Hwy 66, High Dr, Mary’s Lake Road and adjacent roads are no longer on evacuation or pre-evacuation status. please do not call 911 reference this message.

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith and Fern Lake Fire managers announced that all remaining Fern Lake Fire evacuations will be lifted at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. Because of continued favorable fire and weather conditions, residents of the Highway 66 area south of Aspen Brook Drive will be allowed to return home Friday morning.

Affected residents will receive a reverse emergency notification at approximately 7 a.m. on Friday.

Between 9 a.m. and noon on Friday, only residents and business owners with identification will be allowed into this area.  After 12 noon, the area will be open to the public.

All residents of the Highway 66 area will remain on pre-evacuation status until Saturday, Dec. 8 and should be prepared to leave immediately if conditions worsen.

Information on this fire is available at and and on Twitter @inciweb, and @larimersheriff and #FernLakeFire. The public information line is 970-577-3716 and the media information line is 970-577-3718. Lines are staffed 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.


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