Wildfire reported near Lory State Park, Fort Collins

The Galena Fire was reported Friday, March 15 at 11:46 a.m. and quickly spread thanks to high winds and dry conditions.

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  1. Update 3/16/13 - This story is now in chronological order so that you can follow Friday's developments with the Galena Fire in order from the start.
  2. Weather conidtions in Fort Collins: 72°, 19% humidity and wind near 7 mph
  3. From the Larimer Sheriff emergency page:

    "We have a fire buring in and around the Soldier Canyon area west of Horsetooth Rservoir. Poudre Fire Authority and Larimer County Emergency Services and Lory State Park employees are responding and on scene. Apparently at least 40+ acres are now involved with at least one structure having been affected. Unknown if this is a house or not and the extent of involvement. We also have sent emergency phone notifications to the area advising residents of the situation and some residents have been evacuated by fire personnel and Deputies on scene."
  4. Fire Officials have named this fire the Soldier Canyon Fire. The hashtag to follow is now #soldiercanyonfire