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Monday, April 27, 2015

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Fire evacuees get a quick trip home

Fire evacuees get a quick trip home

The Larimer County Sheriff's department escorted residents into the fire area on Tuesday afternoon. Photos by P.J Dipentino  

Reservoir Road Fire now 35% contained

At 8 p.m. the last of the evacuees who had been escorted into their homes were back out of the fire area. More entries might be made tomorrow. Residents should check in at the Bison Center. Later tonight we will have a report from P.J. DiPentino on his trip into the area. A GPS remapping of the area has reduced the number of acres in the fire area to 710 with the fire 35 percent contained. Firefighters made progress on containment along the south and east flanks of the fire and continued ... Full Story

Correction to previous article

It was mistakenly reported that FEMA was involved in todays press conference. FEMA is not presently involved in the fire management, rather it is the Thomas Great Basin Type 1 Incident Management Team organized under the National Wildfire Coordination Group(NWCG)that is now overseeing fire suppression efforts on the Reservoir Road Fire. The NWCG includes wildland fire organizations within the USDA Forest Service; four Department of the Interior agencies: Bureau of Land Management, National Park ... Full Story

Some access for evacuees of Reservoir Road Fire

Some access for evacuees of Reservoir Road Fire

Noon: Beginning at 3 p.m. today the sheriff's department will escort groups of 10 to 12 vehicles into the area. The residents will be give 30 minutes to gather belongings and tend to their property and then will be escorted out.  The escorted trips will continue until 7 p.m., conditions permitting. The scene from Flatiron Reservoir gave no indication of the fire that lay behind the hills as the FEMA team took over the press briefings.  Correction: The Thomas Great Basin Type 1 ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire, one family’s story

Reservoir Road Fire, one family’s story

By P.J. Dipentino Sometimes life throws us curveballs and we don’t even know we are at bat. Sunday started out like any other Sunday morning for our family. The kids and I went to the BMX track to prepare for the day’s racing and my wife set off for a day of work at The Derby Grille. Around 11 a.m., while at the BMX track, I noticed smoke in the horizon. It did not appear to me to be a very big fire, but the location caught my attention. It appeared to be near our home ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire: Afternoon, Sept 13

Reservoir Road Fire: Afternoon, Sept 13

  Fire caused by resident burning leaves and twigs Chief Merlin Green of the Loveland Fire Department began Monday afternoon's press conference by saying the fire has covered 900 acres and is 20 percent contained. The fire, while not as active as yesterday, is still quite active. The most active area of the fire is moving to the west-northwest. Three helicopters and four air tankers are on the fire with more than 100 firefighters on the line. The hot, dry weather, coupled ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire: Sept 13 update

Reservoir Road Fire: Sept 13 update

A smoky pall lay over the foothills and the Thompson Valley this morning as an overnight inversion layer kept the smoke from the Reservoir Road Fire close to the ground. The inversion also kept the aerial tankers from the fire site until 10:15 a.m. At the morning press briefing incident commander Major Bill Nelson of the Larimer County Sheriff’s office told the media and the residents in attendance that the fire had been relatively quite during the night but was about ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire, Sunday evening update

Reservoir Road Fire, Sunday evening update

The wild land fire between Flatiron Reservoir and Pinewood Reservoir west of Loveland has officially been named the Reservoir Road Fire. Initial response was by Loveland Fire Department with assist from Big Thompson Volunteer Fire, Loveland Rural, Berthoud Fire, Union Colony, Windsor Severance, Poudre Fire Authority, Larimer County Sheriff, US Forest Service, Lyons Fire, Hygiene Fire, Estes Park Fire, Wellington Fire, Glen Haven and Pinewood Springs. Approximately 100 firefighters are on the ... Full Story

Major wild land fire at Flatiron Reservoir

Major wild land fire at Flatiron Reservoir

A smoke plum visible from along the front range marks the location of a major wild land fire just west of Flatiron Reservoir west of Loveland. The location of the fire at noon on Sunday was bounded by Pole Hill Road (West County Road 18E), Chimney Hollow Road and an unnamed road on the west side of the reservoir. At 11 a.m. the fire covered approximately 30 acres and is growing. Reports indicate the fire is moving north and west. Residents have been ordered to evacuate ... Full Story

Sept 11 Fourmile Canyon fire update

Sept 11 Fourmile Canyon fire update

The Christian Science Monitor Firefighters gain upper hand against Fourmile fire in Colorado By Pete Spotts Staff writer / September 11, 2010 So far, the wildfire has burned more than 6,400 acres in the Fourmile Canyon area, five miles west of downtown Boulder. Associated Press Fire managers confident Colo wildfire won't spread By P. Solomon Banda (AP) BOULDER, Colo. — Firefighters put out hot spots and built lines around a 10-square-mile ... Full Story

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