37E Fire burning in Larimer County fully contained

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Posted at 9:34 AM, Apr 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-17 19:19:39-04

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — The 37E Fire burning north of Lyons is now fully contained, officials reported Sunday evening. And with the progress made on containment, officials lifted all mandatory and voluntary evacuations in the area.

Residents on Vision Way, Dakota Ridge Road, Chimney Hollow Road, Moss Rock Drive, and those south and east of County Road 37E were allowed to return home after officials lifted the mandatory evacuation restrictions Saturday afternoon.

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office said Saturday evening crews will monitor the fire overnight and continue work in the morning. Although all evacuations have been lifted, fire officials are cautioning residents to be ready to evacuate again if conditions change.

The wildfire burning in the area of Blue Mountain in Larimer County has charred 114-acres—not the 300 acres originally estimated. Better aerial mapping provided a more accurate number, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said.

No known structures have been lost after the fire broke out Friday.

Roughly 100 personnel from multiple agencies are battling the blaze. Two single-engine air tankers were providing aerial support on the fire Friday. Officials said favorable weather Saturday helped crews make good progress. The fire did not grow overnight.

The cause of the blaze and its origin are under investigation.