Miles Blumhardt Fort Collins Coloradoan
Published 9:39 AM EDT Sep 16, 2019
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Firefighting crews will aggressively battle the McNay Hill fire near the Glacier View subdivision about 40 miles northwest of Fort Collins on Monday morning in hopes of gaining further containment on the 370-acre fire.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office reported the fire was 32% contained as of 11 p.m. Sunday.
The sheriff’s office said the fire started around 11:45 a.m. Sunday near Glacier View Gate 1 on Larimer County Road 74E, which is also commonly known as the Red Feather Lakes Road, when a vehicle started on fire and ignited vegetation.
Here are other details from the late night release:
- Additional personnel will join the effort at daylight on Monday. On Sunday, there were around 100 personnel, 11 aircraft and dozens of vehicles from 13 different agencies battling the blaze.
- County Road 74E was reopened over night, but its status could change as conditions change. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.
- Voluntary evacuations continue for residences in the Gate 1 and Gate 2 areas of Glacier View.
- Power lines supplying the area were turned off for safety reasons.
The sheriff’s office will provide an update on the fire later this morning.
Poudre Valley REA, which supplies power to the area said Monday it had restored power to customers on the Livermore, Goodwin and Manhattan substations. In a Monday morning, tweet, it reported 448 Rustic substation customers remain without power.
“PVREA crews still have not been able to gain access to our 69 kv line and assess damages.”
The National Weather Service forecast today for at nearby Livermore calls for a high of 84 degrees with northwest winds of 6 to 10 mph, gusting to 16 mph. Humidity at 6 a.m. was 46%. Monday night will see a low of around 55 with winds of 7 to 9 mph.
There is a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon with winds of 8 to 18 mph, gusting to 28, and a high of 80 degrees.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available.
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