Firefighters Making Ground On Seaman Fire Near Fort Collins

Sep 13, 2018

[Updated: Sept. 14, at 9:05 a.m.] The wildfire near the Seaman Reservoir in northern Colorado has now burned some 231 acres. The Forest Service says it’s 35 percent contained. Light wind and air support helped firefighters make progress on Wednesday, according to an update on InciWeb.

The fire is burning about 12 miles northwest of Fort Collins. It’s threatening 11 structures and outbuildings, and a voluntary evacuation of the Smith Bridge area is in place.

There is a closure order for the Greyrock and Hewlett Gulch trails, also the city of Fort Collins' Gateway Natural Park Area is closed to the public.

So far there are no road closures. The fire is burning inside the 2012 Hewlett Fire burn scar.

On Thursday there were 120 firefighters battling the fire along with air support, including two Single Engine Air Tankers.

Lightning started the fire Tuesday afternoon.

The Seaman reservoir is Greeley’s largest water storage reservoir.