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Evacuations lifted in Larimer County grass fire

The fire closed portions of Interstate 25 for about two hours Saturday afternoon.

WELLINGTON, Colorado — The evacuation orders issued due to a grass fire burning north of Wellington Saturday afternoon have now been lifted, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said.

The fire, which was first reported around 1:45 p.m., burned about 105 acres north of Wellington, the sheriff's office said. Crews were able to knock it down by 5:30 p.m., the Wellington Fire Protection District said. No structures were damaged and no injuries were reported.

Around 3:45 p.m., evacuations were ordered for the area bordered by County Road 7 to the west, Interstate 25 to the east, Ranch Horse Road to the north and Rising Eagle Road to the south. Those evacuation orders were lifted just before 5 p.m. 

Portions of Interstate 25 were closed as crews fought the fire. The interstate reopened just before 4:30 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation said.

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