Pre-evacuation notice canceled for wildfire burning near Larkspur

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A pre-evacuation notice issued for some residents in Larkspur because of a wildfire Friday afternoon was canceled. Firefighters and other first responders were fighting what was called the Noe Road Fire in Douglas County.

Residents in a part of the town of Larkspur had been put on alert to be prepared to evacuate immediately. But the danger passed and the order was canceled.

Highways that were closed in the area reopened late Friday afternoon. But firefighting operations continued, so drivers needed to watch out for emergency vehicles.

A helicopter was deployed to help fight the fire.

The fire was estimated to be about 170 acres in size. It was 85 percent contained late Friday afternoon. There were no injuries and two houses were evacuated as a precaution.

Larkspur Fire officials reported little fire activity and they said smoke had dissipated from the fire but the wind remained strong.