A Larimer County resident attempting to make an electrical connection for an electric fence generated a spark that resulted in the 1,348-acre Galena Fire.
According to a written release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office containment of the fire remains at 45 percent. A second type two helicopter is expected Sunday.
The U.S. House of Representatives chose not to add emergency watershed restoration funding to the most recent Hurricane Sandy relief bill that was passed on Tuesday.
This week Larimer County issued its first Certificate of Occupancy for a home within the High Park Fire burn zone. It marks a significant milestone in rebuilding 6 months after the blaze.
Charred ground and fewer trees means significantly more runoff from rain and snow as we transition into winter.