Fort Collins Fire

Authorities have lifted evacuations prompted by a wildfire burning south of Fort Collins.

The fire burned almost half a square mile of brush-covered foothills, triggering an evacuation south of Horsetooth Reservoir that was lifted Saturday night.

Fire officials estimated that the fire was about 40 percent contained.

Helicopters have been using Horsetooth Reservoir to scoop up water to drop on the fire.

Authorities are asking boaters to make room for the helicopters by keeping away from the middle of the reservoir.