1348-acre Galena Fire is now 100 percent contained

Favorable weather helped firefighters Wednesday

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - With a day of favorable weather conditions, firefighters are now calling the 1,348-acre Galena Fire 100 percent contained.

The size of the fire was not revised upward Wednesday.

John Schulz, a spokesman for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, said higher humidity and decreased winds helped firefighters overnight and Wednesday. The favorable weather conditions are forecasted to continue into the weekend, he said.

Sixty firefighters were working on the Galena Fire Wednesday. They were working on mop-up operations and securing the last part of the hand lines.

Incident commander Tony Simons will turn management of the fire over to the Poudre Fire Authority Wednesday night. Schulz said they are expected to finish mop-up operations with a crew of about 35 firefighters.

The fire broke out Friday near the Lory State Park visitor center and quickly grew because of dry winds and dry conditions. Hundreds of homes near Horsetooth Reservoir were evacuated that day.

Horsetooth Mountain Park has reopened, but Lory State Park remains closed.

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