Stuart Hole Fire - Final Update

Information provided by Stuart Hole Fire Public Information Officer:  June 7 at 10:14 a.m.

The Stuart Hole Fire area received about a 1/4" of rain last night helping firefighters with their operations today. The fire is now estimated at 95% containment with full containment expected by this evening.

Crews will continue working on mop-up operations and repair work today. There are about 23 firefighters working the fire today.

There will be no aircraft on scene today.

All road restrictions have been lifted; however, residents and visitors are requested to use caution as there will still be emergency vehicles in the area.

Residents are also advised that fire crews have marked hazardous trees with colored ribbon. These marked trees should be avoided as they are dangerous.

No injuries have been reported. Latest cost estimate is $324,000.

The Type 3 management team will transition the fire back to Larimer County Emergency Services tonight where it will go on patrol status.

The Stuart Hole Fire was caused by lightning and was first reported on Monday, June 4 at about 12:30 p.m. in the area of CR82E and CR80C. The fire reached a size of 227 acres. Evacuations of 13 homes in the Boxer Ranch Road area were ordered on Monday but were lifted on Tuesday. Two to three out buildings were damaged by the fire.

Residents can expect to see smoke in the area for several days.

Unless conditions change significantly, this will be the final update for this fire.

John Schulz
Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office