Wildfire burns northeast of Horsetooth Reservoir; person detained

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire broke out just northeast of Horsetooth Reservoir in Larimer County on Thursday morning, the Poudre Fire Authority said.

The Skyline Fire started about 11:30 a.m. near the reservoir west of Fort Collins. No evacuations were ordered.

Air resources were deployed to the area, and a helicopter began dropping water about 1 p.m. Fire officials said two more air resources were being sent to the area.

As of 4:30 p.m., the fire had burned 16.2 acres and was 100% contained.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said a person was detained in connection to the fire. The person’s name, age and gender were not released, and the sheriff’s office did not provide any more information.

Larimer County Road 23 was closed between Larimer County Road 42C and Larimer County Road 25G.

No homes were threatened and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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