The first major fire of the season has Horsetooth residents feeling déjà vu.
Friday's Galena Fire continued to burn overnight into Saturday next to Horsetooth Reservoir. As of the media briefing Friday, the fire was estimated around 700 acres, reports later put the fire near 1000 acres.
The Galena Fire, formerly known as both the Lory Fire and the Soldier Canyon Fire, is the first major fire of the year in Northern Colorado.
The Soldier Canyon Fire continues to burn near Horsetooth Reservoir and Northern Water is monitoring the blaze in case it moves closer to the water’s edge.
Friday brought the first major wildfire of the 2013 season in Colorado. The Galena Fire was reported at 11:46 a.m. and by the evening burned over 700 acres near Fort Collins.