Calm Weather Helps Crews Battling Fire in N. Colo. 3/16/13
March 16, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - "There is still a lot of fire on the ground," but emergency officials say calmer winds and higher humidity should help crews battling a wildfire in northern Colorado today.
Erratic winds yesterday whipped the blaze across as much as 1,000 acres in the foothills west of Fort Collins. Many of the residents who were forced to leave the area last night have been allowed to return home today. No injuries were reported and no structures have been damaged.
Ordering evacuations, but he did not have an exact count on how many people were forced from their homes.
The fire is about 5 percent contained. It is burning west of Horsetooth Reservoir, near the scene of a large wildfire last summer that burned 259 homes and killed one person.
Authorities say the latest fire was started accidentally.