UPDATE: 4pm Tuesday – Evacuations lifted, night shift working the fire line all night. Fire kept at 227 acres despite gusty winds. Containment reported at 45%.
There is a new fire burning in Northeast Colorado, not far from the Hewlett Gulch Fire (which is actually still burning, although controlled). It’s called the Stuart Hole Fire and is in Larimer County. Updated info can be found at Larimer County Emergency Information‘s website here. Currently the fire is about 200 acres and there have been some evacuations.
Below is a map of the area.
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While recording some new episodes of In The Field Camping, we toured the area of the Hewlett Gulch Fire, which was mostly the south side near Hwy 14. We also coincidentally drove to Halligan Reservoir and drove within less than 2 miles of where this new fire started 5 days later. This is not a heavily forested area, especially to the east and northeast – but there are some small subdivisions in the area. This is about 8 miles northeast of the Red Feather Lakes area, but about 1500′ lower in elevation (between 6,500′ and 7,000′).
Updates as they are made available.