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Stuart Hole Fire Had Little Growth Overnight, Still No Containment

A helicopter prepares to drop water on the Stuart Hole Fire
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The Stuart Hole Fire, burning about 40 miles northwest of Fort Collins, saw little growth overnight and is estimated to be about 200+ acres, however the fire is has 0% containment.

There have now been two to three out building structures damaged but no residences have been damaged at this point.

BATTLING THE STUART HOLE FIRE

According to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, management of the fire has been transitioned to a Type 3 management team today.  Tony Simons of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services group will continue as incident commander heading up the management team. It is anticipated the weather may be a little cooler today but strong SE winds up to 30 to 40 mph are possible.

Fire crews continue to utilize the type 3 helicopter and the SEAT (Single Engine Air Tanker).  Requests have been made for a Type 1 helicopter and a Type 1 heavy tanker for today with over 100 firefighters working the blaze.

No injuries have been reported and travel on roads in the area of CR82E and CR80C is being restricted to residents and their assistants only.

EVACUATIONS

Evacuations remain in place for 13 homes in the Boxer Ranch subdivision along Boxer Ranch Road.  53 homes north and south of CR82E between CR80C and CR67J are still on alert and should be prepared to evacuate if needed.  The evacuation center is located at the Livermore Community Hall at 1985 West CR74E.

PETS AND ANIMALS

Large animals from the evacuation area can be taken to the Ranch at I-25 & Crossroads Boulevard.  Pets and small animals can be taken to the Larimer Human Society.

Safety Information and Fire Updates

Residents can obtain the latest information by calling the Larimer County Emergency line at 970-498-5500 or by following @larimersheriff on Twitter.

Updates are also available on www.larimersheriff.org as well as www.larimer.org/emergency.

A GOOD REMINDER

Residents who are not already signed up to receive emergency notifications can do so at www.leta911.org.

 

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