Larimer County wildfire 45-percent contained

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Stuart Hole Fire. June 4, 2012.

Stuart Hole Fire. June 4, 2012.

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – Authorities in Larimer County on Tuesday confirmed that a wildfire burning northwest of Livermore was sparked by lightning on Sunday.

The Stuart Hole Fire, which has burned 227 acres of grass and Ponderosa pine, was estimated to be 45-percent contained as of Tuesday afternoon.

Two or three non-residential structures have been damaged or destroyed.

All evacuation orders were lifted Tuesday evening.

Evacuees are urged to go to Livermore Community Hall at 1985 W CR74E. Horses and cattle can be taken to the west barn at The Ranch located directly adjacent to I-25, just north of Highway 34, in Loveland.

Pre-evacuation notices remained in place for residents north and south of CR82E from CR80C and CR67J, including Cherokee Meadows Road.

There have been no injuries reported.

Several dozen ground firefighters are getting assistance from a Type 1 heavy helicopter, a Type 3 helicopter and a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT).

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