Larimer County wildfire did not grow much overnight Thursday

The County Road 21 wildland fire discovered Thursday in Larimer County northeast of Ted’s Place did not grow much, if at all, in size overnight, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The Poudre Fire Authority reported about 9:30 p.m. Thursday the fire was burning across about 500 to 600 acres, and at 8:20 a.m. Friday, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said the fire “calmed down overnight” after light precipitation and stayed about the same size.

A multi-mission aircraft from the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control will determine better information on the fire’s size, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said, and 60 personnel are currently assigned to the fire.

The fire, near County Road 66 and County Road 21, prompted evacuation orders Thursday by the sheriff’s office. Residents east of U.S. Highway 287, south to Arapaho Valley Road, east to County Road 21 and north to County Road 66 were under the order, which was downgraded to voluntary on Friday afternoon.

Residents living in the area between County Road 21 County Road 21C were downgraded Thursday night to voluntary evacuations. Those voluntary orders were lifted Friday.

County Road 23 reopened to northbound traffic on Friday, according to the sheriff’s office. The fire is about 40% contained and crews were working into the evening.

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