Thankfully the Stuart Hole Fire northwest of Fort Collins didn't grow much overnight.   At 9:30 this morning, the Larimer County Sheriff's Department reported that the fire is still about 200 acres and is still 0% contained. The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation.  

According to a press release from the Larimer County Sheriff's Department:

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

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.

They 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.


Travel on roads in the area of CR82E and CR80C is being restricted to residents and their assistants only. 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.


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.


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

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