An announcement regarding “a federal, local and private partnership to reduce the risks of wildfire to Colorado’s water supply” is expected Friday in Fort Collins.
This week state officials stationed a single-engine air tanker at the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport in anticipation of a busy wildfire season.
A Larimer County resident attempting to make an electrical connection for an electric fence generated a spark that resulted in the 1,348-acre Galena Fire.
The majority of the 1,348 acre wildfire burned inside Lory State Park boundaries. No structures were damaged by the fire, but Lory’s landscape looks dramatically different with entire hillsides of black scorched earth.
The recent Galena Fire west of Fort Collins is 100 percent contained, but the burn scar will leave a lasting impression on the landscape.