CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. -- Firefighters responded to a wildland fire on the mountain just across Interstate 70 to the south of Idaho Springs on Friday afternoon.
By Saturday afternoon, they declared the Santa Fe Fire to be 100 percent contained.
The first calls came to the Clear Creek Sheriff's Office dispatch about 2:15 p.m. The sheriff's office did not know the size of the fire, but there was plenty of smoke visible.
It was described as being under control and crews were working on hot spots Friday night.
Airplanes made fire retardant drops. Viewer Jenny Tornado provided some video of one of the drops.
Idaho Springs Mayor Michael Hillman said the belief is the fire was human caused.
Earlier there was some talk it might have been a problem with a power line or electrical transformer, but he said Friday night they did not find any evidence of that being the cause. There was no official confirmation yet on what started the fire.
Multiple agencies responded, including the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office, the Idaho Springs Police Department, Clear Creek Fire Authority, Clear Creek County EMS, Central City Fire, Evergreen Fire Rescue, Foothills Fire and the U.S. Forest Service.