100-acre fire contained north of LaPorte

Sheriff: Illegal burn started wildfire

LAPORTE, Colo. - Firefighters contained a 100-acre wildfire north of LaPorte on Saturday.

The fire scorched a storage shed on Saturday but didn't threaten any homes, according to the sheriff's office.

A property owner says he was burning brush when the wind came up and spread the fire.

The sheriff's office said the fire began with an illegal burn but didn't say if any citations had been issued.

Units from Poudre Fire Authority, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wellington Fire Protection District, assisted with a total of 15 units and approximately 30 people.

The fire was declared under control at 3:22 p.m.. There were no evacuations or road closures.

Poudre Fire Authority Capt. Matt Housley says warm, dry weather contributed to the fire's spread.

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