Issued at 6:35 p.m. 3/24/12 by John Schulz, Public Information Officer
Updated at 7:25 p.m.
Rist Canyon Fire, Larimer County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services, Poudre Fire Authority and Wellington Fire responding to wildfire approximately two miles south of Rist Canyon Road and Davis Ranch Road.
Fire is currently approximately one acre in size and moving in a northerly direction toward a heavily timbered area.
A SEAT (single engine aircraft tanker) has been ordered.
One structure (unknown type) has been destroyed. No injuries reported at this time. Cause is unknown at this time.
Traffic is being limited on Davis Ranch Road from Rist Canyon Road. Fire routes 4 and 4C closed.
166 phones received emergency notifications within a two-mile radius of the 400-block of Riley Drive in Bellvue Colorado. That evacuation was cancelled at approximately 6:35 p.m. this evening.
An evacuation center had been setup at Cache La Poudre School in Laporte. Evacuations were cancelled at approximately 6:35 p.m. . The evacuation center has now been closed.
At 7:00 p.m. fire was reported to be 80% contained with a line around the perimeter.
At 7:25 p.m. fire was expected to be 100% contained within a couple of hours. The structure destroyed has been identifed as a shed/barn along with a trailer. All roads have been reopened.
There were no injuries reported. Cause is under investigation.
A reminder for Larimer County residents to register their cell phones for emergency notifications at http://www.leta911.org/