The Seaman Fire is located a half-mile north of Colorado Highway 14 at Smith Bridge. The fire was started by a lightning strike on 9/11 west of Seaman Reservoir. The fire is burning on steep terrain in mixed grass/brush and pockets of conifers in much of the area of the previous Hewlett burn scar. Fire is moving southwest. Fire is approx. 140 acres on USFS land.
A voluntary evacuation of the Smith Bridge area is in place with 11 homes effected. Evacuation site is at Canyon Ridge Baptist Church in LaPorte. There are currently no road closures.