Spring Glade Fire Update

Released by Jered Kramer, Public Information Officer, on July 23, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

On July 23, 2017, crews continued aggressive suppression activities. Overnight, the fire did not increase in footprint. In the morning, better mapping provided by the Multi-Mission Aircraft revised the size of this fire to 371 acres. At the end of the day’s operational period, crews had 95% containment. During the day, aircraft ordered for the nearby Chimney Hollow Fire dropped a total of 3 loads on the Spring Glade Fire, two drops from the heavy-lift helicopter and one from a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT). With two other wildland fires in the county today, resources were stretched. Engines from our partner agencies will patrol the fire overnight to monitor any change in status, and Fort Collins Natural Areas, Poudre Fire Authority, and Boulder County fire crews will return with LCSO Emergency Services to the fire line Monday morning, July 24, 2017.

Smoke will continue to be visible from this fire even after containment is completed at 100%. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There are no evacuations active at this time, and no reported injuries or damage to structures. We again would like to thank our partner agencies who have been part of an incredible response to this fire. Information updates will resume as information becomes available on Monday, July 24, 2017.


Released by Jered Kramer, Public Information Officer, on July 22, 2017, at 8:30 p.m.

On July 22, 2017, at approximately 11:05 a.m. a smoke report in the area of Coyote Ridge south of Fort Collins was received. A crew from Loveland Fire Rescue Authority confirmed the fire on Spring Glade Road and agencies from across Northern Colorado responded to fight the Spring Glade Fire. At approximately 12:30 p.m. Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services took command of the fire. At the time of this release, the fire is approximately 364 acres and 60% contained. Crews will continue suppression activities and patrol the fire overnight. Unless there is a major development, there will be no further updates until Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Agencies fighting the fire include Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Poudre Fire Authority, Estes Park Fire, La Salle Fire, Platte Valley Fire, Front Range Fire, Berthoud Fire/Rescue, Wellington Fire, Windsor Fire, Boulder County, Rist Canyon, Livermore, Left Hand Canyon, Glacier View, and Greeley Fire. Two SEAT airplanes and one heavy-lift helicopter dropped water and retardant on the fire, and the Multi-Mission Aircraft provided imaging throughout the day. The SEAT aircraft completed 18 drops, and the helicopter flew two full fuel cycles. Law enforcement agencies including LCSO deputies, Fort Collins Police, Loveland Police, Larimer County Natural Resources Rangers, and Fort Collins Rangers provided security and conducted evacuations. Ambulance crews from Thompson Valley EMS and UC Health were on hand to provide medical attention, but no injuries have been reported.

The number of personnel who responded to and assisted with this fire is incredible and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of our professional and volunteer partners who we count on to help protect lives and property. Over 100 personnel from agencies across three counties did an outstanding job in tough conditions today. There will likely be additional vehicles and fire crews responding to the area in the morning on Sunday, July 23, 2017, and Coyote Ridge Natural Area will be closed to the public, please avoid the area as possible. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Additional information will be released as it is available.

Detail Page Title: 
Spring Glade Fire
Summary: 
Details on the first day of the Spring Glade Fire.

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