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Starwood Fire: Lightning strike blamed for causing 350-acre fire

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-06 14:16:18-04

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -- A lighting strike is being blamed for the Starwood Fire in Northern Colorado.

The fire, near Cherokee Park and Crystal Lakes, has burned 350 acres and is 35 percent contained, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

More than 120 firefighters are assigned to the fire that started around noon on Sunday.

Approximately 30 structures were threatened by the fire, but there have been no reports of damage or injuries, according to the Forest Service.

Firefighters from more than 15 agencies are fighting the fire. The agencies include:

  • Larimer County Sheriff's Office
  • Livermore Fire Protection District
  • United States Forest Service
  • Red Feather Lakes Volunteer Fire Department
  • Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District
  • Glacier View Fire Protection District
  • Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
  • Poudre Fire Authority
  • Loveland Fire Rescue Authority
  • Wellington Fire Protection District
  • Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department
  • Greeley Fire Department
  • Juniper Valley
  • Medicine Bow
  • JV Crews
  • Boulder County Emergency Services

The fire is also being fought from the air with two Single Engine Air Tankers and other aircraft.

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