Crews working to attack hot spots; Apex Fire did not grow overnight

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- The small brush fire near Golden did not grow overnight, according to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Crews will be working to attack hot spots Sunday. There are no flames or visible smoke remaining in the area just west of the Heritage Square area. It was first reported about 1 p.m. Saturday.

Fire departments at the scene include West Metro, South Metro, Golden and Foothills fire departments. About 100 people were working on the fire as of Saturday evening.

As of 4:40 p.m. Saturday, the fire had burned about 17 acres. The damage to Apez park and trail will be assessed Sunday.

There were no homes in danger, according to the sheriff's office.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown but officials say they know where it began. It’s unclear if that location is along the Apex Trail.

Trails in the area were closed due to mud. The sheriff's office says two hikers were cited for hiking during the closure. Those hikers are not suspected of starting the fire.

People in nearby neighborhoods were surprised to see a fire in November.

"I never thought I’d see a fire this close to my house,” said Wyatt Millard. “What’s really striking is how fast it jumps from tree to tree.”

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