The Starwood Fire was detected on September 6, 2016, on 1208 hours when the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office received a smoke report.  When LCSO resources showed up, they were faced with a two-three (2-3) acres fire with conditions of wind gusts up to 25 mph.

The small-fire-turned-wildfire is located at 1000 North County Road 59 and North of Cherokee Park Road (80C) on the Arapho / Roosevelt National Forest and Pawnee National Grasslands.

Blackened ground on a hillside.
Burned area of the Starwood Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

LCSO Deputies assisted with evacuations after a Everbridge Emergency notifications were activated for 43 structures (non-residences).

Additional resources were requested as the fire consumed dry fuels and gusting winds continued.

By 1530 hours, the fire destroyed 300 acres.  At 1800 hours, this fire call would turn from Initial Attack to a Type 3 Incident.

On Sunday, September 4th (Sunday) there were 40-50 personnel assigned.  At the height of the fire on September 5th (Monday), there were a total of 120 personnel attached to this incident.

As of today, September 7th (Wednesday), there are still reports of 120 personnel that have reached a 70% containment status on the now 304 acres fire.

There have been no damage reported to structures or injuries that have occurred.

Social Media hashtags for this fire being used are:  #AzWILDFIRE  #NWFireBlogAZ #StarwoodFireAZ

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