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Fire that caused voluntary evacuations in Larimer County 100% contained

The fire was first reported Monday morning, leading to a voluntary evacuation notice in the areas around Masonville and southern Horsetooth Reservoir.

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A fire that burned more than 17 acres and led to voluntary evacuation notices in Larimer County was declared 100% contained on Tuesday, according to the Poudre Fire Authority.

The vegetation fire broke out Monday morning near the intersection of Stag Hollow and Glade roads, just southeast of the town of Masonville and southwest of Horsetooth Reservoir.

It has burned about 17.6 acres and was 50% contained as of Tuesday morning, before Poudre Fire said at 9 p.m. that it was completely contained.

All resources were released Tuesday afternoon, and the fire will be patroled on Wednesday.

Just before noon Monday, a voluntary evacuation notice was issued for the areas around Masonville and southern Horsetooth Reservoir, according to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.

The voluntary evacuation notice was lifted about 6 p.m. Monday. 

Firefighters continued to mop-up operations Monday evening. A crew from the Poudre Fire Authority remained on scene through the night to monitor the area.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Loveland Fire Rescue estimated the fire to be about 10 acres as of 12:30 p.m. Monday. Two firefighting planes were making retardant drops to help slow the fire's spread, officials said.

Credit: Loveland Fire Rescue Authority

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