UPDATE | 8:10 a.m. — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said the small fire on Dinosaur Ridge has been put out. The Dakota Ridge Trail north of the junction with the Zorro Trail, including the service road connecting the Stegosaurus Lot of the Dakota Ridge Trail, will remain closed as Xcel teams perform repair work.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters are currently containing a small wildfire on a ridge in Jefferson County.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the fire broke out on Dinosaur Ridge, a segment of the Dakota Hogback in Jefferson County, just across County Road 93 from the entrance to Matthews/Winters Park.
@WestMetroFire and @GoldenCOFire containing the small fire at the top of the ridge across from Matthews/Winters Park. Cause appears to be downed power line. https://t.co/AkxEaKqCgP pic.twitter.com/DZeYYCN597— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) November 9, 2020
West Metro Fire and Golden Fire are working to contain the fire. As of 6 a.m., it was 0.25 acres and no buildings or structures were threatened.
Officials said the fire and smoke is visible from a distance.
The sheriff's office said they believe a downed power line started the fire.
This story will be updated once more information is available.