LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A wildfire near Lyons has prompted officials to order mandatory evacuations Friday afternoon.
The blaze is in the area of Vision Way and County Road 37E in the Blue Mountain area. Mandatory evacuations are in effect for all residents on Vision Way, Dakota Ridge Road and Chimney Hollow Road.
(4:31 p.m.): On Sunday evening, Larimer County Sheriff announced the 37E Fire is 100% contained.
(12:10 p.m.): Crews made great progress on the fire over the weekend. The size of the fire is being held at 114 acres with 85% containment. Crews are still working in the area, so use caution.
(12:02 p.m.): Fire officials have lifted all remaining voluntary evacuations. Residents can return home under no restrictions.
(10:01 a.m. Sunday): The fire did not grow overnight on Saturday. Officials said the fire activity is very minimal but voluntary evacuations are still in place.
(6:30 p.m.): The evacuation order for Moss Rock Drive and Court, Red Stone Drive and North Dakota Ridge Road has been downgraded to an evacuation warning. This means that residents are allowed to go home but should still be prepared to leave if conditions change.
(4:57 p.m.): All mandatory evacuations have been downgraded to voluntary. Residents may return home, but be cautious.
(12:39 p.m.): Larimer Sheriff has reported the containment level has moved up to 40%. Favorable weather has helped crews make substantial progress.
(10:53 a.m.): Fire officials have lifted the evacuations for residents of Chimney Hollow Road east County Road 31.
(9:10 a.m. Saturday): Larimer County Sheriff has confirmed there was no fire movement over Friday night. The estimated acreage is 114 acres. This is a decrease from the initial report of 300 acres burned, as crews were able to get better mapping from aircraft. Containment of the fire is at 30% and no structures have been lost.
(9:15 p.m.): The evacuation center at LifeBridge Christian Church is closed for the night. Red Cross volunteers are on standby for any further help needed.
(9:06 p.m.): The evacuation map has been updated 37E Fire for the area north of Lyons. Here is the most updated evacuation map. There are currently 130 firefighters currently battling the blaze as more head to the scene.
(7:55 p.m.): The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said the fire is estimated to be around 300 acres and is currently 0% contained.
(7:38 p.m.): Voluntary evacuations have been advised for those living on Chimney Hollow Road east to County Road 31 and north to Sprague. You are encouraged to move livestock and pets out of the area and to prepare for mandatory evacuations.
(6:48 p.m.): Reports of electric poles being damaged by fire have come in as 437 residents are currently without power. Crews are currently working to get that restored.
(6:23 p.m.): Road closure of 71 N (Blue Mountain Road) at the intersection of Highway 36 and N. 53rd Street, at the intersection of Highway 66.
(5:54 p.m.): More mandatory evacuations: south and east of County Road 37E to the Larimer/Boulder county line.
(5:49 p.m.): The Boulder Office of Emergency Management said there is one section of road, Moss Rock Drive, that dips into Boulder County that has been issued an evacuation notice and those feeling unsafe around that area should not wait for an evacuation notice.
(5:25 p.m.): New mandatory evacuations have been issued for residents on Moss Rock Drive on both sides of the Larimer/Boulder County line.
(5:07 p.m.): The evacuation point is at the Lifebridge Church parking lot, 10345 Ute Hwy, Longmont.
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