Cameron Peak Fire
Cameron Peak Fire
Poudre Valley REA is actively monitoring the Cameron Peak Fire. Our team is working closely with authorities to ensure the safety of our employees and members. In the event that Fire Incident Command requires us to cut power to any area for the safety of fire personnel, we will make every effort to notify members prior to this happening. In some emergency cases, the power must be turned off immediately making us unable to communicate with advanced notice.
At this time, we don't expect power to be restored fully the Buckskin Heights area for another week. We will keep posting updates as we have them.
Power has been restored in the Cedar Park area.
The CSU Mountain Campus at Pingree Park has power turned back on.
Power has been restored to Pingree Park.
Crews have restored power to the rest of HWY 14.
Power has been restored to the Eden Valley area west of Buckhorn Road.
We have restored power in Buckhorn Ranch (temporary outage) and on CR27 where possible.
There will be a temporary outage in Buckhorn Ranch (lasting only about 30 minutes) so crews can reroute power and turn power back on to all of CR27.
10.21.20 - 6:30pm
We received the go ahead from Fire Incident Command to energize additional areas. Power has been restored to the Buckhorn Ranch and Glades West subdivisions. Power should also be restored to Redstone Canyon by around 7:30 pm.
10.21.20 - 10:45am
We are making good progress on restoration efforts. We expect to be able to energize everything west of the Fish Hatchery along HWY 14 by the end of the week. Another contract crew arrived today to help the existing crews assigned to this stretch of line.
In the Pingree Park/CSU area, the new damage includes 9 poles that need replaced. Crews are actively working in the area and we expect power to be restored by Friday to the area south of Monument Gulch.
Additional crews have also arrived to help rebuild the power line that feeds the Cedar Park Area. This line runs through the Bobcat Ridge Natural area.
We are waiting for approval from Fire Incident Command to restore power to Redstone Canyon and along CR 27. Once we get the go-ahead from Incident Command we will be able to restore power quickly.
We are assessing the damage to the Buckskin Heights area and will provide additional details as we know them.
10.19.20 - 4pm
Power has been restored along HWY 14 to everything east of the Fish Hatchery.
10.19.20 - 11:30am
Crews were able to begin assessing the damage in the Pingree Park area following last Wednesday’s wind event. There was additional damage south of Monument Gulch including a significant number of poles down. We expect to begin rebuilding the line tomorrow.
Restoration along HWY 14 to the Fish Hatchery is going better than expected. We anticipate everything from the Fish Hatchery east will be energized by tomorrow.
Crews are also beginning reconstruction west of the Fish Hatchery today including the replacement of 33 poles. We do not have an estimate for completion at this time.
In the Masonville area we are actively working to restore power where we are able, based on clearance from Fire Incident Command. Crews were given access to Redstone Canyon and Buckskin Heights and are currently assessing damage to our system.
There has been damage to the line that feeds Cedar Park. We don’t know to what extent, but repairs will be needed. The line runs through the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. Crews have also been cleared to enter this area and are assessing damage.
We have additional contractors arriving to assist our crews and contractors with our power restoration efforts. We are working to get everything restored as quickly and safely as possible. We will continue to provide updates as our restoration efforts continue.
We have been given the all clear from Fire Incident Command and have restored power to most of CR27 south of Masonville and the CR 24H area. The Eden Valley area west of CR27 will remain off at this time.
Earlier today, power was restored to the Davis tap and the Buckhorn Tower area off of Rist Canyon.
10.17.20 - 9:45pm
At the request of Fire Incident Command we are cutting power to the Davis Ranch area and the areas south of Buckhorn Towers.
10.17.20 - 3pm
Lines have been de-energized at the request of Incident Command. This will affect members in areas from Hwy 34 north to CR38E along CR 27 and lines that feed off of 27 in these areas.
At the request of Fire Incident Command, we are de-energizing the line feeding Redstone Canyon and Buckskin Heights area. This is in the mandatory evacuation area. At this time, we don't have an ETA for power restoral but will continue providing updates as we are able.
At the request of Fire Incident Command, we are de-energizing the line feeding the Cedar Park area. This is in the mandatory evacuation area. At this time, we don't have an estimate for power restoral but will continue providing updates as we are able.
Our team was cleared to enter Pingree Park today. This includes the area around the CSU Mountain Campus. They will be assessing the damage to our system and we hope to be able to give an update later today.
10.15.20 - 5pm
Crews are making good progress as we move west along WHY 14. Power has been restored to 1.5 miles west of Profile Rock. We expect to make it to the Fish Hatchery by the end of next week.
10.15.20 - 1:30pm
We received the okay from Fire Incident Command to energize Buckskin Heights. We also working to restore power to Cedar Park.
10.15.20 - 12pm
We have restored power to Rist Canyon and Old Flower roads. Fire Incident Command has given us the go-ahead to restore power to Cedar Park and Redstone Canyon. We expect to pick up some power along CR 27 or Buckhorn Canyon Road from the Stove Prairie school down to CR 44H, dependent on fire conditions. We will post additional updates as we progress with power restoration in these areas or as conditions change.
10.14.20 - 9:15pm
At the request of Incident Command we cut power to Buckskin Heights and Redstone Canyon. We will continue to provide updates as we get them.
10.14.20 - 2:30pm
At the request of Incident Command we have cut power along CR27 or Buckhorn Canyon Road. This includes everything from the Masonville store to the end of the line at the Masonville towers and Stove Prairie school.
We anticipate we may be asked to cut power to Buckskin Heights and Redstone Canyon, but have not yet received that request. We will provide additional details as we have them.
10.14.20 - 12:30pm
Per Incident Command’s request, we have turned off power to the Cedar Park area by Glen Haven north of Drake Hwy 34. At this time we do not have an estimate for when power will be restored. We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates as we know more.
All transmission line repairs have been completed. Crews including extra contractors continue to work on restoration/rebuilding efforts west of Profile Rock. We will provide updates as we are able to restore power.
Pingree Park and Monument Gulch restoration efforts are on hold until it is safe for our crews to enter the area. We are working with Incident Command to gain access. We will not know if our system sustained any additional damage until crews are able to assess the area.
It is unclear if our system sustained any additional damage yesterday. As long as it is safe for our crews to work, repairs will continue through next week along HWY 14 and to a few more transmission structures. Work will also continue in the Pingree Park area and we are prepared should additional repairs be needed.
We were able to restore power to a handful of members south of Goodell Corner. Crews are also making good progress on the remainder of the HWY 14 line. We did have to cut power to the Pingree Park area. We will provide an update as we know more.
Crews were able to restore power from Profile Rock east along HWY 14.
Everything along Manhattan Road between Red Feather Lakes Road (74E) and Boy Scout Ranch Road (68C) has also been energized.
Repairs are going better than expected. Crews were able to restore power along Pingree Park Road this afternoon.
Monument Gulch will take a significant amount of additional work to restore power - more details to come early next week.
Good progress has also been made on the transmission line feeding HWY 14. We anticipate we will begin restoring power to portions of the HWY 14 corridor in the coming days.
As long as it is safe, we will continue to have crews and extra contractors working until all power is restored.
10.6.20 - 4pm
We are planning to have power restored to Pingree Park Road up to the CSU campus end of the day tomorrow (best case) or Thursday.
Monument Gulch is expected to take a significant amount of additional work. We should have a better idea of a timeline early next week as we continue repairs.
The repairs to the transmission line between our Manhattan and Rustic substations are going well. Once complete we will be able to start energizing the HWY 14 area. Look for an update by the end of the week.
10.6.20 - 1pm
Crews restored power to members in the Goodell Corner area. There are still a few members, located about ¾ mile south of the intersection, that are still without power due to poles needing replaced. We'll continue to update as we know more.
Today crews, including additional contractors, continued to repair lines and will continue to as long as it is safe to do so. Some of the damaged poles are in hard to reach terrain. We will be able to provide a better timeline for completion towards the end of the week. We’re joined the live Q&A on the Cameron Peak Fire page to provide insight and answer questions.
Crews made good progress today energizing all of Boy Scout Ranch Road from our Manhattan Substation along 68C to 74E. There may be services along this road that were not energized due to fire damage.
Repairs will begin Monday along the HWY 14 corridor, from Rustic to the Fish Hatchery, on Monday. This will require roughly four miles of line to be rebuilt equating to approximately 80 poles.
Work continues to finish the last two miles of the main line that runs along 63E and feeds Pingree Park.
Monument Gulch itself requires extensive rebuilding and engineers are in the process of completely the line design.
There is not an exact timeline on all the repairs, but we have brought in extra contractors to expedite the restoration efforts and safely restore power as quickly as possible.
We encourage our members to sign up to receive text or email alerts when their power is restored by downloading our app: https://www.pvrea.coop/outage-alerts.
We have been given the green light to assess damage along Boy Scout Ranch Road and crews are there today working towards restoring power to the area.
For Monument Gulch, work continues on the main line feeding the area and crews are doing additional repairs there.
Repairs are also scheduled to begin along the HWY 14 corridor, from Rustic to the Fish Hatchery, on Monday. This will require roughly four miles of line to be rebuilt in the area.
Crews from Tri-State G&Tare helping with repairs to the transmission line and making good progress. If there are no changes to the safety of the area, we hope that work will be completed by the end of next week.
We don’t have an exact timeline on all the repairs, but have extra contractors assisting our crews and will continue to do all we can to safely restore power as quickly as possible.
You can sign up for text or email alerts when power is restored by downloading our app: https://www.pvrea.coop/outage-alerts.
We have clearance to restore the remaining power to the Glacier View area including North Rim Road. This is happening this morning and we'll continue to provide updates as we are able.
Our initial review of the transmission line shows sporadic damage, but the line is still standing. The two substations in the area appear to be in fairly good condition, but we still need to run some checks before we are in the clear.
On the distribution side (the lines that bring power to homes and businesses) we lost a good number of poles, but our lines fared better than anticipated. Once our engineering team finishes the rebuild plan, we be able to provide more detailed information.
Crews continued working today to rebuild the line feeding the Pingree Park area. There’s a lot of work ahead, but lots of positive progress is being made.
Last night Fire Incident Command allowed us to restore power to the Crystal Lakes, Red Feather Lakes and Glacier View communities. We will continue to assess the areas impacted by the fire as we are cleared to do so. As of now, we don't know the extent of damage, but we are aware of some infrastructure that was spared because of the fire resistant wrapping that our crews installed
Crews have received the go ahead to start restoring power to some areas. We hope to have everything north of the Red Feather Lakes road and some of the extreme lower parts of Glacier View back on by nightfall. Crews also continue to assess the damage to our system.
We have received request from Fire Incident Command to de-energize all services west of Lone Pine Trailhead on County Road 74E. We will continue to post updates as we can.
Fire Incident Command has requested that we de-energize all power out of our Manhattan and Rustic Substations. his will affect the areas along Manhattan Road, Boy Scout Ranch Road, Rustic to Spencer Heights, Rustic to Kelly Flats, and the Crystal and Red Feather Lakes areas. These are all in the mandatory evacuation areas. At this time, we do not have an estimate for when power will be restored. We will continue to provide you with updates as we receive them.
We have also been requested to de-energize some of the services out of our Livermore substation along County Road 74E, west of Mount Mariah Road.
At the request of Fire Incident Command, we have de-energized power in the Upper Poudre Canyon from the intersection of Highway 14 and County Road 69, west. This is in the mandatory evacuation area. We will continue to provide updates as we are able.
Crews continue wrapping transmission structures and distribution poles with fire resistant material in high-risk areas between Red Feather Lakes and Rustic. We are still working closely with Fire Incident Command and will continue to share updates as we have them.
Crews are wrapping transmission structures with fire retardant material along Manhattan Road near Red Feather Lakes. In addition, work continues to rebuild the main line feeding the Pingree Park area.
It has been determined it is safe for crews to begin rebuilding the main line feeding the Pingree Park area. This work is scheduled to start Monday (9.21) and includes replacing 90 poles.
Our crews finished inspecting the main line feeding into Pingree Park. We have total of 90 poles that need to be replaced, which translates to approximately 3 ½ miles. We will start the rebuild as soon as it is safe for crews to do so. If we are unable to complete the repairs before the area is opened, we will use a generator to get power to the area.
The evaluation of and rebuild plan for our main distribution line feeding the Pingree Park area is expected to be completed by the end of the day tomorrow, September 16. An update will follow soon after. If necessary, depending on when access to the area is opened, we will bring a generator in to provide power to the area as we rebuild.
Update for Pingree Park and Monument Gulch: The fire is still smoldering in many areas around our easement making it unsafe for our crews to work and complete a full assessment. However, we are working on a plan to energize our lines with a large generator as we rebuild in order to serve homes and the CSU campus when they are able to return. As we know more and a timeline we will provide an update.
Crews made good progress towards getting the town of Rustic and surrounding areas energized, but there is still a lot of work to do. Crews will be working through the weekend to replace 28 poles so power can be restored, where possible, to all of the upper Poudre Canyon (Hwy 14). We are still working to assess damage across the fire’s footprint and will provide updates as we know more.
We are currently in the burn area assessing damage to our system. Crews were able to energize the main line on Hwy 14 from Glen Echo Resort west to Poudre City to approximately milepost 89 1/2. The main line from Glen Echo Resort east to milepost 99 has also been energized. There may be some members on these lines that do not have power due to fire damage. The line from Hwy 14 to Pingree Park is still de-energized at this time. We will continue to assess the situation and crews are prepared to work through the weekend and beyond to restore power to members as quickly and safely as possible. We will keep providing updates as we are able.
We expect to have access to the burn area tomorrow (Friday) to assess the damage to our system. We will work to restore power where we are able as quickly and safely as possible. Crews are prepared to work through the weekend and beyond.
Our crews are standing by and waiting to get clearance from Fire Incident Command to enter the area to assess the damage to our system. Once we know the extent of the damage we will work as quickly as possible to restore power safely to the area. We will provide updates and our timeline as we know more. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter (@PoudreValleyREA) for these updates.
At the request of the Fire Incident Command, all power out of our Rustic substation has been de-energized. We don’t have an estimate for restoration at this time but will keep members updated as we are able.
Our outage map is current: https://pvrea.coop/outages
We received a request from Fire Incident Command to de-energize the remaining power along Hwy 14 from Rustic to the fish hatchery. All of the 400+ affected members are in the mandatory evacuation area.
At the request of Fire Incident Command we have turned off power in the CSU Mountain Campus/Pingree Park area. All affected members are in the mandatory evacuation area. To sign up for evacuation alerts: www.nocoalert.org
PVREA received a request from the Fire Incident Command to de-energize power lines in the Upper Poudre Canyon above Rustic on Hwy 14 for the safety of emergency crews responding to the Cameron Peak Fire. This is in the area where mandatory evacuations are already set in place. We have contacted each member in the area to notify them of this emergency outage.