October 9, 2020

Dear CSU Community,

I am deeply sorry to have to tell you all that according to our teams on the ground, the Cameron Peak Fire is expected to move through our Mountain Campus today. Fire activity picked up at 1:30 this morning and today is expected to be a very active fire day, with low humidity and extreme fire behavior.

I can assure you that the Incident Command Center Crew has strong point protection in place at the campus, including hoses, portable water reservoirs, and sprinklers. The crews have been working on this plan for weeks; in the early stages of the fire they did mitigation around the campus that will be helpful as well. They have also focused on protecting other threatened structures in the area.

Crews sleeping on campus have been evacuated. Those crews fighting the fire are still there.

Please join me in sending all of your thoughts and positive energy to those extraordinary members of our community who have been working for weeks now to deal with this fire, to prevent any harm or loss of life and to mitigate damage. We are in close contact with them and receiving regular updates.