The Hewlett Fire is now 11 percent contained and about 7,673 acres, according to the Forest Service. Evacuations remain in place for 15 homes along Highway 14 from Greyrock Trailhead to North Poudre diversion dam.
Over 500 firefighters are working the fire along with air-fighting efforts. Today’s warm weather and predicted thunderstorms could potentially cause the fire to grow.
The Hewlett Fire northwest of Fort Collins continues to spread and more evacuations have been ordered this afternoon.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has issued a mandatory evacuation order for 65 homes in the area of Bonner Springs Ranch Road, Deer Valley Road, Obenchain Road, Ingleside Road, and 15 homes on Highway 14 from the Greyrock Trailhead to the North Poudre diversion dam (approx. mile markers 113 to 115). All residents are asked to evacuate immediately.
Eastman Kodak Co. said it will close down one of it’s operations in Rochester and move that work to Windsor, Colorado. Part of the Rochester photography division will cease operations in New York and that work will be moved to Kodak’s location in Windsor.
Firefighters are gaining some control of the Hewlett Fire burning about 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins in Poudre Canyon. The fire is estimated to be about 400 acres and has burned open timber, brush and grass. Fire crews are making some progress on the south and southeast sides of the fire.
There is a fire burning tin Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins, it started about 1 p.m. Monday afternoon. The Hewlett Fire is estimated to be about 150-200 acres and is located northeast of Hewlett Gulch Trailhead, north of Highway 14 in the Poudre Canyon. Smoke is visible in and around Fort Collins, Loveland and Wellington.
If you’re searching for an apartment in Fort Collins or Loveland, you may have noticed finding a place is no easy task. Maybe it’s because this is such a great place to live, maybe it’s the economy, whatever it is, it’s getting tough to find an apartment in Fort Collins and Loveland. The rental market in Fort Collins and Loveland is tightening up and rent is more expensive.
School officials have notified parents of students at University Middle School in Greeley as seven confirmed cases of whooping cough have been reported. The seven confirmed cases include at least one faculty member at the school.
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