LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Fire crews northern Colorado continue working a brush fire that began burning on a ridge northwest of Loveland late Saturday morning.

The Coyote Ridge Natural Area is still closed, according to a tweet from Fort Collins Police Services.

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The Spring Glade Fire as seen early Saturday afternoon from a boat on Horsetooth Reservoir. ( credit – Twitter/@RealCsquared)

The fire has been named the Spring Glade Fire.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says Saturday morning the fire is 364 acres in size and 80 percent contained. It did not grow overnight.

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( credit – Twitter/Pat Darrow)

A Twitter message from Loveland Fire Rescue says PFA, Berthoud, Loveland, Front Range, Longmont, Windsor and Wellington are working the incident. Radio traffic indicates crews from various Weld County agencies are arriving as well.

Video from Copter4 has shown a helicopter and a single-engine air tanker working from the air Saturday, but those aircraft are not expected to be in use Sunday.

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( credit – CBS4)

Taft Hill Road was closed Saturday between Fort Collins and Loveland to allow firefighting operations. Today, all roads are open, though the use of them by civilians is discouraged by law enforcement and fire agencies.


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