Galena fire photos: 1,000 acres burned, 75 percent contained, but not dead yet

Given concerns about below-average snowpack and already-announced watering restrictions in various Front Range communities, it's no surprise the first significant wildland blaze of the season arrived in March. Dubbed the Galena fire, the Fort Collins-area conflagration in Lory State Park, just beyond the banks of Horsetooth Reservoir, is thought to have consumed 1,000 acres thus far, and while containment is estimated at 75 percent, authorities aren't ready to call this story over. More information and photos courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office below.
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