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Wildfire burning between Loveland, Estes Park

A wildfire is burning off of Highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park on Sept. 5, 2012.

A wildfire is burning off of Highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park on Sept. 5, 2012.

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A small wildfire broke out west of Loveland and east of Estes Park at the base of the Big Thompson Canyon Wednesday morning.

According to the Larimer County Sheriff’s office, the U.S. Forest Service has been called in to deal with the the Narrows Fire, which was not severe Wednesday morning. The fire is estimated between 3.5 acres and is not currently threatening any homes.

Crews hope to have the fire completely contained by 8 p.m. Wednesday, but the smoke was still billowing into nearby Loveland all morning from the blaze, which could be spotted off Highway 34 near Carter Lake.

Despite the current nonthreatening nature of the fire, news of a new fire made many fire-weary residents of Loveland and Estes Park uneasy.

A large number of the evacuees from High Park Fire, which destroyed 259 homes, were displaced to Loveland over the summer, while Estes Park saw 22 homes destroyed in the Woodland Heights Fire.