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Larimer County Wildfire Damages Structure, Forces Evacuations

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An image from Copter4 on Monday (credit: CBS)

An image from Copter4 on Monday (credit: CBS)

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters have responded to a wildfire that is burning in Larimer County that has damaged one structure and forced evacuations northwest of Fort Collins.

The fire is burning on private land in a sparsely populated area. Thirteen homes have been evacuated in the Boxer Ranch Subdivision on Boxer Ranch Road. The evacuation center is the Livermore Community Hall located at 1985 West County Road 74E.

Officials have not said what type of structure was damaged.

Larimer County Emergency Services, the Livermore Fire Department, and the U.S. Forest Service are battling the fire near County Road 82E and Boxer Ranch Road. Approximately 100 firefighters were battling the fire.

Around 6 p.m. the fire was estimated at 200 acres. Initial smoke reports came in at about 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Homes and businesses in the area north and south of County Road 82E between County Road 80C and County Road 67J, including Cherokee Meadows Road have been notified to be prepared to evacuate.

A Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) and Type 3 helicopter are on scene.

The fire is burning in grass and ponderosa pine. It’s not clear how the fire started.

There have been no reports of injuries.

According to the Greeley Tribune, a brush fire in Windsor that was sparked by a train briefly threatened as many as nine homes before firefighters brought it under control.

Another fire broke out in the Hewlett Gulch area but was small and not near any structures.

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