Developing: Fire at Lory State Park in Fort Collins, Colo.!/bwillie/status/312631851028197378

#loryfire MT @poudrefire: PFA can confirm vegetation fire, Galena Ct in the Soldier Canyon area outside Lory State Park.

— Coloradoan (@coloradoan) March 15, 2013

The weather in Fort Collins is warm and dry — perfect conditions for a wildfire:

. @larimersheriff it’s growing. Windy out here. #loryfire…

— Trevor Hughes (@TrevorHughes) March 15, 2013

The view of #loryfire from the foothills campus…

— Stephen D’Andrea (@bigstevoe) March 15, 2013

Small fire generating a LOT of smoke. RT @coloradoan: #loryfire MT @larimersheriff: We can confirm a small fire outside Lory State Park.

— Cassy Turner (@Cassyt) March 15, 2013

Yikes. RT @trevorhughes: Here’s a view of the #loryfire from NW Fort Collins. It’s 75 degrees and breezy out here.…

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 15, 2013

Flames visible from across Horsetooth for the #SoldierCanyonFire #LoryFire…

— Trevor Hughes (@TrevorHughes) March 15, 2013

NWS says winds at #SoldierCanyonFire are between 9-16 mph. Gusts up to 24mph.

— KDVR FOX31 Denver (@KDVR) March 15, 2013

Evacuation is underway:

Watching the fire, Dan Fox says this is his 3rd evacuation in 1.5 years. #LoryFire #SoldierCanyonFire…

— Trevor Hughes (@TrevorHughes) March 15, 2013

Prelim evacuation underway. MT @larimersheriff For addl info on #Soldiercanyonfire check out emergency services page

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 15, 2013

An evacuated resident watches the #SoldierCanyonFire from a hill across his home. #LoryFire…

— Trevor Hughes (@TrevorHughes) March 15, 2013

Last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire wreaked havoc in Colorado, stripping mountains bare and destroying property. We sincerely hope that authorities will be able to get this fire under control quickly.

We will continue to monitor this situation and update with developments.

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