Update on wildfire burning near Carter Lake-The Hertha Ridge Wildfire near Carter Lake is 70+ acres with approximately 50% containment. Several SEAT drops have occurred and the Multi Mission Aircraft (MMA) has flown the fire. No additional evacuation orders have gone out since the first voluntary evacuation order of 35 structures. According to Berthoud Fire, there are currently no residents at the evacuation site at the Berthoud Community Center but Red Cross remains on standby in the event conditions change.
Berthoud Fire has transferred command to LCSO. Operations are expected to continue throughout tonight and into tomorrow. Larimer OEM is providing logistical support as needed.
There may be a strong odor of smoke and smoke visible in the valleys up by Blue Mountain, X Bar 7, Spring Gulch and Grey Mountain and by our Station 2 location tonight and tomorrow morning until the plume lifts late morning. Lyons Fire will continue to monitor the fire and update as necessary.