Firefighters work to put out Carter Lake wildfire

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Carter Lake wildfire (Courtesy: Justin King/Loveland Fire Rescue)

Carter Lake wildfire (Courtesy: Justin King/Loveland Fire Rescue)

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – Firefighters are working to put out a wildfire that broke out near Carter Lake in southwest Loveland Saturday morning.

A spokesperson with the Loveland Fire Department said the fire was first reported at about 9:30 a.m., and at least 30 acres have already burned. There is no word on the fire’s containment.

High winds and blowing embers started another spot fire in the area after a Red Flag warning was issued early Saturday. Officials with Loveland Fire said it is unusual to have Red Flag conditions at this time of the year, but there is low humidity combined with high winds, which can be dangerous.

There were eight to 12 structures initially threatened in the area, but officials said no structures have been damaged.

There are six fire departments battling the blaze. A helicopter was called to the area, but has not been able to do much flying due to high winds in the area. Firefighters are expected to continue to monitor the scene to help control the flames.

The cause of the fire is still unknown at this time.

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