The High Park Fire is burning 15 miles west of Fort Collins estimated to be at 14,000 acres and growing with 0% containment. Officials have issued a health advisory for Fort Collins and the Front Range due to the heavy smoke.
Firefighters are getting the upper hand on the fire burning northwest of Fort Collins, and some rain in the area overnight helped a lot. The Stuart Hole Fire is now estimated at 95% containment with full containment expected by Thursday evening. Crews will continue working on mop-up operations and repair work today. About 23 firefighters will continue working the fire today.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office says the cause of the Stuart Hole Fire has been determined to be lightning. The fire is now estimated to be about 227 acres with 45% containment. No additional structures have been reported damaged other than the two to three out buildings previously reported. No injuries have been reported and the evacuations remain in place.
A team of Greeley Firefighters have been sent to help battle the Stuart Hole Fire burning northwest of Fort Collins. The latest estimate on the fire has it estimated at 223 acres, with no containment yet, and three out buildings lost. Greeley Firefighters were requested by the Colorado State Forest Service.
The Stuart Hole Fire is burning approximately 40 miles northwest of Fort Collins on private land in a sparsely populated area. The size of the fire is currently estimated at about 200 acres. Approximately 100 firefighters are expected to be working the fire by this evening. Some evacuations have been ordered and at least one structure has been burned, while others are threatened as the fire grows.
Starting tomorrow morning, Monday June 4, 2012 at 7 a.m. through Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 6p.m., there will be major traffic delays on Taft Hill Road between CR 48 (Vine Dr) and CR 54G (Old Hwy 287)while Larimer County road crews replace an irrigation culvert pipe.
A striping project along US Highway 34 from Loveland to Greeley is scheduled to begin Sunday night and delays are expected through Thursday. Traffic along US 34 will be reduced to one lane during the work.
Greyrock Trail northwest of Fort Collins is reopening as of Friday, June 1, 2012. The Hewlett Gulch Trail is closed for today as crews work in the burned area. The US Forest Service released information Friday afternoon that crews are still working areas near the burn area of the Hewlett Fire where there are some hot spots.
There is another scam happening in Colorado. The state insurance division wants residents to be aware of a scam that involves a telephone call from someone posing as a person from “Colorado Insurance Commission” and asking for personal banking information.
A Fort Collins realtor, Kathy Mahaffey, told the Coloradoan she received a strange phone.
Looking to get your garden growing? How about a Garden-in-a-Box kit? The City of Greeley is offering these easy garden kits to residents through June 5, 2012. There are seven different kits to chose from and the garden kits cover 50-100 square feet. The garden kits are also water-conserving.
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