Warm temperatures are expected in Fort Collins today, but it shouldn’t stop firefighters from fully containing the Hewlett Fire northwest of town.
Tomorrow officials expect to fully contain a wildfire that’s scorched more than 7600 acres. Right now the fire is 87 percent contained.
Fire officials say the Hewlett Fire is nearly contained. The report that the blaze was 85 percent contained came late Saturday night. Earlier in the week it prompted officials to temporarily evacuate about 80 homes.
Firefighters made progress on Friday containing the Hewlett Fire, which has been burning in the foothills northwest of Fort Collins since Monday. So far the blaze has scorched more than 7600 acres
The Hewlett Fire spanning more than 7,600 acres northwest of Fort Collins has reached the western edge of Greeley’s Milton Seaman Reservoir. The City of Greeley is not currently pulling water from the reservoir.