Fire 60+ percent contained after prompting door-to-door evacuations in Jefferson County Saturday night

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Published: Apr. 1, 2023 at 7:17 PM MDT|Updated: Apr. 2, 2023 at 11:50 AM MDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A grass fire prompted evacuations Saturday night for a neighborhood in Jefferson County.

Just before 7 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced they were doing door-to-door evacuations for an area in the 4200 block of Bear Rd. The neighborhood is in the Golden Gate Canyon area northwest of Golden.

As of 7 p.m., at least one structure had been damaged.

Just after 9 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office provided an update stating all evacuation and pre-evacuation orders were lifted.

“Golden Gate Fire and multiple fire agencies did a great job creating a line around the fire. They continue to knock the fire down, do not expect it to grow, and will monitor overnight & into tomorrow,” a post on the Jeffco Sheriff Twitter account read.

As of Sunday morning, the fire was estimated at 60-70 percent containment and had burned 7.5 acres. The sheriff’s office say the fire was human-caused and under investigation.