Sawmill Gulch Fire controlled after burning 30-50 acres

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Sawmill Gulch Fire started burning at about 3:20 p.m. Monday. A spokesman for Foothills Fire says it started as a grass fire.

This fire burned south of I-70 near the Lookout Mountain Exit.

High winds quickly pushed it trees and other fuel.

The spokesman says residents of two homes were advised to evacuate but it was not mandatory. One family left, and the other stayed with their home.

The Sawmill Gulch Fire was controlled by 10 p.m. Crews will check for hot spots Tuesday morning.

There were 50 firefighters from eight agencies fighting the Sawmill Gulch Fire. They were having difficulty getting water to the fire because of rugged terrain.