Fast-moving grass fire burns 30 acres near Carter Lake

No injuries or evacuations reported

LOVELAND, Colo. - A fast-moving  grass fire, pushed by gusty winds, spread to 30 acres Saturday near Carter Lake Reservoir and Loveland.

The first call on the fire came in at 9:30 a.m.   As winds pushed the flames, eight to 12 structures were threatened, but not enough to send out emergency phone notifications, according to Merlin Green, with Loveland Fire and Rescue.

No evacuations were ordered and no injuries were reported during the fire.

The blaze was 60 percent contained by Saturday afternoon and crews were in the mop-up stage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The area was under a Red Flight Warning, advising firefighters of the possibility of extreme fire conditions.  That Red Flag Warning was set to expire at 5 p.m.

Crews from Loveland Fire and rescue, Johnstown, Poudre Fire, Larimer County Emergency Services and Windsor all responded to the fire. It is likely that a small crew will stay overnight to watch for hot spots.

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