Grass fire burns southwest of Horsetooth Reservoir in Larimer County

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -- A grass fire burned above Bobcat Ridge Natural Area southwest of Horsetooth Reservoir on Thursday night.

The fire quickly doubled in size and grew to 20-25 acres, Loveland Fire Rescue said. No home were threatened and no injuries were reported.

Winds gusting to 60 mph and difficult access made fighting the fire difficult, Loveland Rural Fire Protection District said. The closest road for crews to access was Powerline Road in Loveland.

Because of the wind conditions, firefighters were pulled from the fire line but crews were continuing to monitor the blaze.

The fire was move south-southwest through dry grass and multiple agencies responded to the blaze and it calmed down as temperatures decreased and humidity increased.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but a power line issue is one of numerous possibilities.

Five agencies with about 80 engines responded to the fire.

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