The Cameron Peak fire, the largest wildfire in Colorado history, caused an improvement market value loss of more than $6 million in property destroyed.
The fire, which burned 208,913 acres, more than 326-square miles, was declared 100% contained on Dec. 2 and it was deemed “controlled” on Tuesday, according to fire officials.
An assessment report on properties destroyed by the fire has been released by the Larimer County Assessor’s Office, according to a Wednesday news release.
The report shows that 469 properties were affected by fire and that 243 structures were destroyed. The report took more than 1,200 hours to complete including staff planning, fieldwork and damage assessment.
“This report highlights the significant role the assessor has performing its statutory duties, planning, community collaboration, and damage assessment fieldwork in the county during and after the Cameron Peak Fire or natural disaster,” said Larimer County Assessor Bob Overbeck, in the release.
Under state law, Colorado will process reimbursing affected Larimer County property owners about $123,000 from the lowered property values, the release said.
“Statutorily all destroyed properties must be pro-rated, with properties being on the tax roll at full value until the date of the fire and reduced for the remainder of the year,” according to the release.
Overbeck also submitted the report with a letter to U.S. Congressional Rep. Joe Neguse. For more information visit the assessor’s office online.
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