FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfires burning in northern Colorado (all times local):
Thanks to better weather conditions and the efforts of firefighters, some containment has been gained on a new wildfire burning northwest of Fort Collins in northern Colorado.
The U.S. Forest Service says they had gained about 25 percent containment on the Seaman Fire, which is burning about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northwest of Fort Collins. However, red flag conditions were expected Thursday.
The fire has burned about 150 acres (60.7 hectares) since it was discovered Tuesday. It is burning in grasses and pockets of ponderosa pine entirely within the 2012 Hewlett Fire burn scar.
There are 120 firefighters assigned to the fire, along with heavy air tankers and helicopters.
A wildfire burning southeast of Steamboat Springs since mid-July has flared up again.
Routt National Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos tells the Steamboat Pilot & Today that the fire in the Routt National Forest jumped established containment lines Wednesday and moved to within about 5 miles (8 kilometers) of U.S. 40.
The Forest Service was evacuating hunters and campers in the area.
Additional resources, including single-engine air tankers, have been ordered to assist with the fire, which had been over 70 contained before Wednesday.
Some people have been asked to voluntarily evacuate because of a new wildfire burning in northern Colorado.
The U.S. Forest Service says the Seaman Fire about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northwest of Fort Collins was discovered Tuesday afternoon and wind caused the fire to spread. A flight on Wednesday put the fire at 139 acres (56 hectares).
Voluntary evacuations have been issued for 11 structures about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) away from the fire. The small community of Poudre (POO'-dur) Park along the Poudre (POO'-dur) River is 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) away from the fire.
Firefighters are trying to stop a new wildfire in northern Colorado.
The U.S. Forest Service says the Seaman Fire about 18 miles (29 kilometers) northwest of Fort Collins was discovered Tuesday afternoon and wind caused the fire to spread to between 100 to 200 acres (40 to 81 hectares) by Wednesday morning.
The fire near Seaman Reservoir is believed to have been sparked by lightning and is burning mostly on the Roosevelt National Forest. The Forest Service says the nearest structures are a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) away and the small community of Poudre (POO'-dur) Park along the Poudre (POO'-dur) River is 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) away.
There are several older fires smoldering in western Colorado and a red flag warning was in effect there Wednesday.