Wildfire burns in Jefferson County foothills

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- Crews are monitoring a wildfire in the foothills of Jefferson County that prompted evacuations for a few hours.

Sheriff's officials say evacuation orders went out Monday evening to 252 phones for residents in Blue Mountain Estates, northwest of Ralston Reservoir. The evacuations were lifted at 8 p.m.

It's not clear how many people were told to leave, since some homes receive notices to more than one phone number.

A helicopter helped firefighters on the ground.

There was no immediate word on what caused the fire.

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