Lightning Started Fire Near Colorado-Wyoming Border

LIVERMORE, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — Investigators have confirmed that lightning started a 350-acre wildfire burning near the Colorado-Wyoming border.

The Starwood Fire broke out Sunday afternoon after storms moved through the area west of U.S. Highway 287. It grew quickly in dry, windy weather but was 60 percent contained Tuesday.

The Starwood Fire (credit: Danielle Ray-Swords)

The Starwood Fire (credit: Danielle Ray-Swords)

About 30 structures are threatened by the fire but no damage or injuries have been reported.

The Starwood Fire (credit: Danielle Ray-Swords)

The Starwood Fire (credit: Danielle Ray-Swords)

“It makes me realize it’s always possible. I live down the road. I’m not concerned about this fire right now but it does make me realize… I always remember there’s that little bit of a chance is always out there,” said homeowner Danielle.

The fire area is part of a large swath of Northern Colorado classified by the U.S. Drought Monitor as “abnormally dry,” the precursor to drought.

The Starwood Fire (credit: Danielle Ray-Swords)

The Starwood Fire (credit: Danielle Ray-Swords)

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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