Fire prompts evacuations near Livermore |

Fire prompts evacuations near Livermore

LIVERMORE – A wildfire fueled by high winds in Larimer County has prompted the evacuation of a rural subdivision near Livermore, north of Fort Collins.

Emergency managers estimate the fire is at least 100 acres. Larimer County sheriff’s deputy Kathy Messick says a transformer damaged by the winds likely sparked the fire.

Crews from seven area agencies were fighting the fire.

The fire Wednesday was putting up a large column of smoke west of U.S. 287.

It’s unknown how many residents are affected by the evacuations.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning through Thursday morning, with gusts of up to 60 mph for Larimer County and northern Colorado as a cold front moved through.

But Messick says fire crews might get a break from the weather. The winds have started to let up and rain is starting to fall.

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