Fire crews are battling the now 25-acre Bald Mountain Fire that sparked Friday afternoon near Golden. The blaze is about 10% contained, according to officials from JeffCo Open Space.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says Highway 6 will remain closed in both directions until crews have finished their work. They have not yet provided an estimate as to when the roadway will reopen.
The Sheriff’s Office reports that there are no active flames as of Saturday morning, and the fire did not grow throughout the night.
As of Friday night, pre-evacuation notices were sent out to areas of Jefferson County but no evacuations have been initiated. Firefighters and air support were deployed to the area Friday.
UPDATE #BaldMountainFire the fire did not grow throughout the night and remains at 25 acres. No active flames right now, crews will be targeting hot spots. Highway 6 will remain closed until crews are done working. Thank you for staying out of the area while fire crews work.
— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) September 20, 2019
#BaldMountainFire estimated at 25 acres burned in #ClearCreekCanyonPark @JeffcoOpenSpace and now 10% contained. Hand crews remained on scene to fight the fire overnight. 140 firefighters expected today. For updates follow @jeffcosheriffco #jeffcoopenspace #jeffcotrails #jcos pic.twitter.com/VMjwYtkbm7
— JCOS (@JeffcoOpenSpace) September 21, 2019
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