Three fires at Bobcat Ridge fully contained

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — Three fires that broke out at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in Larimer County on Thursday afternoon were declared 100 percent contained Friday morning, the Loveland Fire Rescue said..

A Larimer County emergency dispatch spokeswoman said the fires burned in the same area and were believed to have been started by lightning.

No structures were threatened and the fires were described Thursday as moving slowly in low brush. There was no road access to the area, so firefighters from several agencies had to hike in to fight the fires on private property.

A type 2 helicopter was making water drops to help extinguish the fires.

But cooler temperatures overnight helped crews contain the fire. Hot spots were being put out and no air attacks were planned for Friday.