Wildfire in northwest Larimer County grows to 75 acres

The Roach Fire is estimated at 60-75 acres in the Old Roach area in the northwest portion of Larimer County, approximately two miles northwest of Hohnholtz Lake. The fire is burning in the Roosevelt National Forest and no structures are currently threatened.

Five fire engines are on scene, along with a bulldozer, a water tender and one 20-person crew. Three Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT), a type 3 helicopter, a heavy air tanker, air attack, three 20-person crews and additional resources are on order and expected to arrive throughout the day.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. It is burning in lodgepole pine in a mountain pine beetle hit area. Firefighters worked late into the night and were able to get line around some spot fires that occurred.

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