LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Poudre Fire Authority was able to get the Skyline Fire burning near Horsetooth Reservoir in Larimer County 100% contained on Thursday afternoon. A man is in custody for his possible connection to the fire.
The Skyline Fire burned 16.2 acres on the north side of the reservoir but did not burn any structures.
The #SkylineFire is 100% contained. The burned area is estimated to be 16.2 acres. Hot spots and smoke will likely be visible through the night and an engine will remain on scene overnight for monitoring. Crews will reassess and continue to work the area tomorrow. https://t.co/0iV9qjwzzB pic.twitter.com/AB8sYsdlPs
— Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) (@poudrefire) September 5, 2019
According to a tweet from the Poudre Fire Authority, hot spots and smoke will likely be visible throughout the night. Crews will remain on scene overnight for monitoring.
County Road 23 was closed as a result of the fire.
By 2 p.m. the fire was approximately 75% contained.
Meteorologist Dave Aguilera said wind gusts during the afternoon could kick up from 15 to 20 mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorms may also move over Horsetooth Reservoir Thursday afternoon, which could be both good and bad for the area. Stronger wind gusts and lightning may develop. But, these storms will also, bring some rain which may help the situation.
Copter4 flew over the fire and spotted a helicopter doing water drops on the burn area.
The man in custody has not been identified.
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