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Galena Fire Considered 95 Percent Contained

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Copter4 flew over the Galena Fire burning west of Fort Collins near Horsetooth Reservoir (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over the Galena Fire burning west of Fort Collins near Horsetooth Reservoir (credit: CBS)

GALLERIES: COLORADO'S WORST WILDFIRES

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – A wildfire in the foothills west of Fort Collins is now 95 percent contained.

Larimer County sheriff’s officials say the 1,300-acre Galena Fire was staying largely within containment lines Tuesday. Crews that had been fighting the fire from the air have been released, and more firefighters are expected to be sent home Wednesday, leaving about 60 people to fight the blaze.

PHOTO GALLERY: Galena Fire

The fire has damaged numerous pedestrian bridges in Lory State Park. That park and Horsetooth Mountain Park were closed due to the fire, but Horsetooth Mountain Park is scheduled to reopen Wednesday.

The fire prompted evacuations after it broke out Friday, but residents were allowed back home the next day. The fire is believed to have been human-caused.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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