At approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday firefighters responded to a
fire located near Picnic Rock, Poudre Canyon.
“Right now our biggest concern is the northern flank,” said
Kevin Johnston, emergency services specialist for Larimer County
Emergency Services, at approximately 6:15 p.m. “Containment is
estimated at about 30 percent right now.”
There is no immediate concern for structure or home damage in
areas surrounding the fire.
Winds earlier in the afternoon concerned firefighters but the
wind appeared to have died down by evening.
“We don’t know how fast it is spreading right now,” said Scott
Molinari, U.S. Forest Service. Molinari was overseeing a helicopter
gathering water from Semein Reservoir to fight the fire. “There are
no homes up there that I know of.”
As of 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, 35 firefighters were on the scene of
the fire estimated to be 50 acres in size, according to a press
release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
The fire is producing large amounts of smoke and does not have
an estimated time for containment.
According to Johnston, crews will remain on the scene until
midnight and return early Wednesday morning.