Crews respond to multiple fires in Jefferson County

Posted at 3:21 PM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 00:51:29-05

GOLDEN, Colo. – Fire crews were busy responding to a number of fires in Jefferson County Thursday.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office issued Level 1 evacuation notices for the Cold Spring Fire near Genesee, which was about two to three acres in size.

Deputies said the threat to nearby structures was low, but due to shifting winds, they issued Level 1 evacuation notices to homes in the area.

A Level 1 evacuation is voluntary and means residents should be ready to leave. People with health concerns and those who need extra time to evacuate should leave.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., firefighters said the fire was 100 percent contained.

Another fire broke out near the Coors Brewing plant in Golden Thursday afternoon. As of approximately 9:30 p.m., the fire had grown to an estimated 100 acres in size but was not threatening any structures.

Officials said a firefighter was injured while working the fire and was transported to the hospital.

The South Table Mountain Fire, as it was known Thursday evening, continued to burn on the north face of the mountain past 9 p.m. Winds shifted, pushing the fire to the west, according to an official with the Fairmount Fire Rescue department.

Fire officials the South Table Mountain Fire was at "zero percent containment." 

The fire was burning about two miles away from another small fire near 32nd and McIntyre that broke out earlier in the day.

Fire officials said 32nd Avenue from McIntyre to Castle Rock Road would be closed overnight and through the day Friday because of the blaze. 

Officials also added that residents in the South Table Mountain Fire may see small flare-ups overnight. Crews will be fighting the fire all night. 

Fire danger is high around the state due to low humidity and high winds.


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