LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A fire started by lightning continues to grow near Seaman Reservoir in Larimer County and is threatening 11 structures. On Wednesday night, officials say firefighters made good progress on the fire with the help of light wind and substantial air support.

The U.S. Forest Service says smoke can be seen from Fort Collins.

The fire, in the lower Poudre Canyon, is currently 25 percent contained and is about 150 acres in size.

The Seaman Fire (credit: USFS)

A voluntary evacuation of the Smith Bridge area is in place. There were no road closures as of Wednesday afternoon.

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Crews are moving in from the ground and in the air.

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The fire is burning in grass and brush with pockets of conifers near the Hewlett burn scar.

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The Forest Service is asking people to keep their drones on the ground so they can fight the fire.

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