The National Forest Service announced this morning that the Hewlett Fire burning in the Poudre Canyon is expanding. Just under 1000 acres yesterday, the fire has expanded to 5000 acreas, and is only 5% contained. Approximately 200 firefighters were working the fire yesterday. That number is expected to nearly double today.

Several subdivisions in the area have been put on alert for possible evacuation, but no evacuations have been ordered at this time.

The fire, burning since Monday in the Roosevelt National Forest, is suspected to be human caused.