Spring Glade Fire burning West of Loveland and Fort Collins

A slurry bomber makes a drop over the Spring Glade Fire on Saturday. Credit: Larimer County Sheriff's Office

There was smoke across Northern Colorado today from a fire burning West of Loveland and Fort Collins.  The fire started at about 11am in the Coyote Ridge area South of Fort Collins.

Agencies from across Northern Colorado responded and Larimer County Sheriff’s office took command at 12:30pm.  The fire has burned approximately 364 acres so far and it is 60% contained.

Agencies fighting the fire include Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Poudre Fire Authority, Estes Park Fire, La Salle Fire, Platte Valley Fire, Front Range Fire, Berthoud Fire/Rescue, Wellington Fire, Windsor Fire, Boulder County, Rist Canyon, Livermore, Left Hand Canyon, Glacier View, and Greeley Fire. Two SEAT airplanes and one heavy-lift helicopter dropped water and retardant on the fire, and the Multi-Mission Aircraft provided imaging throughout the day.

No injuries have been reported.

Over 100 personnel from agencies across three counties responded in tough conditions today. There will likely be additional vehicles and fire crews responding to the area in the morning on Sunday, July 23, 2017, and Coyote Ridge Natural Area will be closed to the public.  Officials ask residents to avoid the area if possible.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

There is some video with great perspective of the fire this afternoon – shot by Jonathan Miller and posted to http://facebook.com

Updates about the fire can be seen on facebook at #springgladefire

[Source:  Larimer County Sheriff’s Office]


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