2 cabins destroyed in fire in northern Colorado

Published: Jul. 17, 2022 at 7:11 PM MDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2022 at 5:41 AM MDT
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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Several families were forced to evacuate Sunday after a fire consumed two cabins and threatened to spread.

Firefighters were called to the Red Feather Lakes area just before 5 p.m. on for reports of smoke and found the cabins engulfed in flames. The fire had spread beyond the structures to the surrounding vegetation.

“Based on early reports from the field and potential for spread, a large area was placed under mandatory evacuation at 6 p.m.,” the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

The evacuation area was significantly narrowed by 7:20 p.m. as firefighters got the grass fire under control. The fire was declared contained to the two structures shortly before 9 p.m., and all remaining evacuation orders were lifted.

The cause of the cabin fire remains under investigation.

Red Feather Lakes is about 45 miles northwest of Fort Collins.

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