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Lone Pine Fire burning in Larimer County now 50 percent contained, officials say

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Nov 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-06 00:09:45-04

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – A brush fire burning in Larimer County is now 50 percent contained, according to an official with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

The Lone Pine Fire, which is burning in the Lone Pine area of Livermore is approximately 49 acres in size at last update, according to the Robert L. Cook, a spokesperson for the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire is located in a remote area on Colorado Parks and Wildlife Lands within the Livermore Fire District, about two miles due north of where the Lone Pine Trailhead/Maxwell Ranch Road meets CR74E.

No structures have been threatened by the flames, Cook said.

“Livermore Fire ordered several air resources including a heavy air tanker, which made several drops on the fire, a spotter, safety Lead Plane, and a heavy helicopter, which also made several drops on the fire throughout the day,” said Cook in a press release.

Livermore Fire will return early Sunday morning with the help of additional fire crews from Juniper Valley at Buena Vista, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time, but it is not believed that it was set intentionally.

The fire was first reported at around 10:30 a.m.

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