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Greyrock Trail Opens Following Hewlett Fire, Some Smoke Might Still Be Visible

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.

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Hewlett Fire 94% Contained – Full Containment Expected Tonight

The Hewlett Fire northwest of Fort Collins in the Poudre Canyon was 94 percent contained as of last night. Authorities  expect to have the fire fully contained by tonight (Tuesday, 5/22). The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a camper started the fire with an outdoor stove in the Roosevelt National Forest and was unable to stamp it out.

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The Hewlett Fire is 7,689 Acres and 85% Contained

The Hewlett Fire, burning since Monday iin the Poudre Canyon, is now 85% contained. All evacuations and the Highway 14 road closure were lifted as of 7 pm Friday. Everyone is reminded that there is still fire burning, and to expect firefighters and firefighting equipment in the area. Drive slowly; watch out.

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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.

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More Evacuations Ordered as Hewlett Fire Spreads

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.

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Can We Get a Rain Dance? (and a Challenge)[Pictures]

 

The rain dance is a traditional American Indian ritual and for those who believe can create a rain shower or two.

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The Hewlett Gulch Fire Has Grown 500%; Updates and Health Warning’s

I remember just Monday I was telling you that the fire was at 103 acres, then yesterday that number jumped to 982 and today I have to report that it has grown 500% overnight. Put on your rain dance northern Colorado.

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Hewlett Fire Expanding, Now at 5000 Acres

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.

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Smoke from Hewlett Fire over Old Town Fort Collins
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Smoke Over Fort Collins – Health Advisory Issued

When I left for work early yesterday morning from Fort Collins, you could smell the smoke in the air from the Hewlett Fire, which has burned over 982 acres.  When I arrived home from work in the early afternoon you could see giant plumes of smoke.  It wasn't long before you could see it, smell it, taste it, & feel it!

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Hewlett Fire Northwest of Fort Collins Has Burned 982 Acres [VIDEO]

You could smell the smoke yesterday in Fort Collins.  You could see the smoke all along the front range.  The Hewlett Fire  is now estimated at 982 acres.  It has been determined The fire is human caused; However, details are still under investigation.

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Smoke from the Hewlett Fire west of Fort Collins
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Larimer County Extends Fire Restrictions on Open Fires & Fireworks

The Hewlett Fire, burning in the Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins, shows just how dry it is right now.  Those dangerous conditions have prompted Larimer County Commissioners to extend fire restrictions on open fires, the use of fireworks, and public fireworks displays through June 15th.

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