Dry weather heightening
, but winds are expected to stay light the next few days
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Even as crews come close to containing the Fourmile Canyon Fire west of Boulder, a new blaze has started in the foothills west of Loveland. The Reservoir Road Fire started as a small grass fire Sunday morning (Sept. 12) and had spread across more than 600 acres by evening.
According to www.inciweb.org, several firefighting resources from the Fourmile Canyon Fire have been redirected to assist with suppression efforts. Crews, including hand crews and engines, will remain on scene tonight. Additional crews will work the fire tomorrow. The fire is burning in Larimer County, mainly on private land about two miles west of Loveland.
About 180 firefighters are at the scene and the fire was about 10 percent contained Sunday evening. Airplanes and helicopters have also been called in to help fight the wildfire.
Evacuations were ordered for a four-mile radius from Pinewood Reservoir located at 1497 West County Road 18E. A shelter has been established at the Church of Loveland located at 3835 SW 14th St.
An alert, directing residents to be prepared for possible future evacuations, was issued to a number of other areas, including Storm Mountain, Cedar Park and Bartram Park subdivisions.
The City of Loveland is updating emergency information here.
Social media information on the Reservoir Road fire is streaming on Twitter at #LovelandFire.
Numerous photos from the firefighting efforts have been posted on Twitter by @Tuckertown.
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