Latest on Hewlett Fire – Now 7,300 Acres
The Hewlett Fire northwest of Fort Collins in the Poudre Canyon is now 7,300 acres. Meanwhile, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has lifted a mandatory evacuation order for 65 homes in the area of Bonner Springs Ranch Road, Deer Valley Road, Obenchain Road, Ingleside Road. The mandatory evacuation for the 15 homes along Highway 14 from the Greyrock Trailhead to the North Poudre diversion dam (approx. mile markers 113 to 115) is still in effect.
Thanks to Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests / Pawnee National Grassland for the latest updates.
The Evacuation Center is established at Cache La Poudre Middle School, 3515 West County Road 54G in La Porte, Colo. If you have large animals, you may take them to The Ranch off of I-25.
Highway 14 is still closed at Ted’s place. Residents may leave the area but will not be allowed to re-enter until the road is reopened.
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH is in effect for the Front Range and northeastern plains for today, due to the warm, windy and dry conditions.
Both the Weld and Larimer County Health Departments have issued Wildfire Air Quality Advisories.