C-470 back open near Kipling in Colorado following wildfire

Fire burning in Jefferson County 12/27/21
Fire burning in Jefferson County 12/27/21(West Metro Fire)
Published: Dec. 27, 2021 at 3:05 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2021 at 6:10 PM MST
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - At least one apartment complex was evacuated on Monday due to a wildfire burning in Jefferson County.

Just before 3 p.m. the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced the Westerly Apartments were being evacuated. The complex is west of Chatfield State Park just off of C-470 near S. Kipling Parkway. All evacuations were lifted at about 4:45 p.m.

At about 3:15 p.m. C470 was closed in both directions because of the smoke. Westbound was back open at about 6 p.m. and soon after that eastbound was back open.

At about 4:15 p.m. the Jefferson County Sheriff announced the fire was about 150 acres, an official size has not been released.

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