Colorado wildfire considered 85 percent contained - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Colorado wildfire considered 85 percent contained

Fire containment lines are holding around a wildfire in the foothills west of Fort Collins, despite gusty winds.

Firefighters said the 1,300-acre Galena Fire was 85 percent contained Monday evening.

About 130 people are fighting the fire, which broke out Friday. Two helicopters were at the fire Monday, but one has left and the other was grounded by afternoon winds.

Hundreds of residents evacuated by the fire were allowed to return Saturday. Pre-evacuation notices also have been canceled, but residents are being urged to remain alert for changing conditions.

The fire has damaged numerous pedestrian bridges in Lory State Park. That park and Horsetooth Mountain Park were closed Monday due to the fire.

Investigators believe it was human-caused but isn't due to a campfire, controlled burn or prescribed burn.

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