Large fire in Larimer County continues to burn

Posted at 8:56 AM, Sep 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 19:46:15-04

LARIMER COUNTRY, Colo. -- A fire burning in Larimer County has so far has scorched hundreds of acres and is drawing fire officials and reinforcement from around the state. 

High humidity levels in the county over the weekend remain unchanged on Monday, leading to poor conditions for fighting fires.

Authorities say that forecast has kept the fire at about 10 percent containment, but the burning acreage remains unchanged at about 300 acres. 

About 30 structures are threatened, and authorities within the Larimer County Sheriff's Office say about 43 people have been asked to evacuate the area. Those evacuations are voluntary. 

Hundreds of firefighters have responded from across Colorado, with roughly 120 on the ground now. 

Thanks to quick response, officials say there have been no reports of injuries or damaged structures thus far. 

Although conditions aren't optimal for fighting the fire, authorities say they hope to have a "pretty successful day" in fighting the blaze.

Thus far, the fire has mostly spread as it eats grass as its fuel. 


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