LA PORTE, Colo. -- The Seaman Fire in the lower Poudre Canyon is now 100 percent contained. Fire officials announced Saturday morning the blaze burned 231 acres as 33 firefighters focused on mop-up efforts and fire monitoring.


The Seaman Fire in the lower Poudre Canyon is about 230 acres in size and currently at 35 percent containment. Light smoke from the fire is visible from Fort Collins, as the fire continues to burn in the grasses and pockets of ponderosa pine entirely within the 2012 Hewlett Fire burn scar. Some trails in the area have been closed.

The U.S. Forest Service has updated information on the Seaman Fire. There’s been 25 percent containment on the new wildfire burning here in Northern Colorado. Yesterday, the U.S. Forest Service said the Seaman Fire, northwest of Fort Collins, has burned about 150 acres since it was discovered Tuesday. It is believed to have been sparked by lightning and is burning within the 2012 Hewlett Fire burn scar. There are 120 firefighters working it, along with heavy air tankers and helicopters.

Greeley Firefighters have been working on the fire as well, even though it's location is out of their jurisdiction. The Milton Seaman Reservoir is a reservoir Greeley Water and Sewer manages. Read more from the Greeley Tribune.