Natural Disaster Strikes Our Quarry

Welcome back to the Loukonen Bros. Stone blog — sadly, we’re back with some unfortunate news about one of our quarries, but felt that we should share an update with our customers, partners, and readers. 

As you likely know, the Cameron Peak wildfire, located  in Colorado, has been raging since early August, and as of this blog’s posting has grown to over 200,000 acres, making it the largest wildfire in Colorado’s history. While the firefighters working diligently to contain the fire and mitigate damage have been doing a truly amazing job, Loukonen Bros. Stone unfortunately experienced devastating fire damage to buildings at our Masonville quarry (see images below).

While our Masonville quarry was greatly damaged, we’re still able to offer you our natural stone products — and your support is greatly appreciated!

On October 16, 2020, as the Cameron Peak Fire moved towards Masonville, Colorado, two of our quarry facility buildings — our workshop and double-wide housing trailer —  were completely burned to the ground. On a brighter note, while we lost our buildings, a majority of our stone products at the site were unaffected by the fire. 

Plus, in the days following the destruction, the fire passed our site and we’ve been able to begin cleaning up the mess. While the rebuilding process won’t be fast or easy, we look forward to getting our Masonville quarry rebuilt and back in business as soon as possible. 

Of course, this is a tragedy that’s immensely upsetting to our business, but we can’t stress how grateful to all those who have shown support. And not only to us — it’s amazing to see how firefighters across the country are coming to Colorado to help fight this natural disaster, it’s inspiring to see our community in Masonville working together and support each other during this difficult time, and it’s astounding how effective, brave, and selfless the emergency responders who are helping out truly are. 

As the wildfires continue to be fought, we hope that you all stay safe and healthy. If you’re living in Colorado you’ve surely experienced the smoke-filled days and watch nervously as the fire grows. While it’s most definitely a scary and very-real threat, remember that the firefighters on the job are working tirelessly to protect people and structures. 

Additionally, be sure to stay up-to-date on wildfire information and evacuations through the following resources.

 

Again, thank you all for taking the time to read this update, to all those who’ve shown support, and everyone responding to the wildfires and helping people! At the end of the day, we’re  happy our people are safe and are grateful we can still do business.

As always, if you’d like to place an order or have any questions about our company, please contact us today via the form below.