Better mapping puts the size of the Elk Fire at 622 acres and 40% containment. This includes the 472 acres burned in the prescribed project, and 150 acres of wildfire. There was little change in the fire overnight. Mandatory evacuations are still in place for Glacier View Gates 7 through 13, and voluntary evacuations for Gates 1 through 6 that are south of CR 74E. There has been one shed damaged. Estimated 50 homes are threatened, with no additional reports of damage or injuries. This morning there are 80 firefighters on the ground with 60 more ordered and on the way. Air operations have resumed, and the heavy tanker and SEAT will be flying along with the lead aircraft guiding their drops. There are no major roads closed. Updates will be provided throughout the day.
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This is the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. The situation on Henderson Ave in Wellington has been resolved. Residents may resume normal activity. Thank you for your cooperation. Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency..… read more
This is the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office with an emergency message. There is police activity in the 3700 block of Henderson Avenue in Wellington. Residents in the area remain inside your home with doors and windows locked. We will send… read more