Fire Brief

Apr 072004
Authors: Patrick Cossland

Firefighters continue to secure fire lines around the perimeter

of the fire, while the last of the evacuees were allowed to return

to their homes at 8 p.m. on Monday.

The blaze that began March 30 claimed 8,900 acres and caused an

estimated $1.9 million in damages, including one home and a garage,

according to a press release from the Larimer County Sheriffs


Firefighters have reported the fire to be 65 percent contained

and predict fire behavior to be minimal due to cooler temperatures,

higher relative humidity and scattered rain in the afternoon.

Hewlett Gulch Trail and Grey Rock Trail will remain closed

indefinitely, and safety concerns remain for firefighters who are

working in steep rocky terrain. The fire is expected to be

contained today.

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