Poudre fire still spreading

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Authors: Jesse McLain

The Picnic Rock Fire in Poudre Canyon has grown to 1000 acres as

of Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release from the

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Multiple resources are being used to battle the fire that is

moving toward Seaman Reservoir and is getting closer to Gateway

Park.

According to CBS Denver Channel 4, eight homes have already been

evacuated with 12 others awaiting the word from the fire

department.

The weather, warm and dry, has not assisted firefighters in

their efforts. More than 40 firefighters, as well as helicopters

and air tankers, are being used to battle the fire.

Highway #14 is closed from Highway #287 to Stove Prairie Road as

a precaution.

Firefighters responded to the fire at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday.

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