Willow Bend Fire In Mop-Up Stages


DECKERS, Co. -- A new wildfire started July 1 on the upper-third of the east face of Long Scraggy Peak in Jefferson County.

The fire began Monday near the town of Deckers, which is west of Castle Rock.

As of Tuesday, July 2, crews moved into the mop-up stages on the fire, which was at 70 percent containment. The fire never grew beyond 2 acres and the last size estimate was 1.5 acres.

The cause of the fire was determined to be lightning.

A level one evacuation, or pre-evacuation, was ordered for homes from South Platte to Deckers. That pre-evacuation notice was lifted on Tuesday morning.

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