The Beaver Fire in Roosevelt National Forest has grown to 85 acres and stands at 25 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, according to the United States Forest Service.
The expanded fire in Larimer County is primarily due to burnout operations — where firefighters burn fuel between the fire and the indirect fire line, the forest service said in a news release.
Firefighters will assess what remains unburned inside the containment lines and will likely continue burnout efforts Wednesday, the forest service said. Smoke will continue to be visible in the area.
The fire started last week as a result of lightning, according to the forest service. It burned 2-3 acres initially before growing as a result of the burnout efforts.
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