Glencoe Valley Fire 100% contained

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GOLDEN, Colo. — Jefferson County firefighters were able to fully contain the Glencoe Valley Fire Tuesday.

The six-acre fire started Monday afternoon and was burning in the area of Coal Creek Canyon.

A helicopter made 41 drops of about 12,500 gallons of water on the fire, which prompted evacuations for residents in the nearby Blue Mountain Estates. The evacuation orders were lifted around 8 p.m. Monday night.

Deputies tweeted that the helicopter would not be used Tuesday and that firefighters would hike the ridge the fire is burning on and get it under control.

Sheriff’s spokewoman Jacki Kelley said the Glencoe Valley Fire was burning near power lines in the area. A caller to 911 reported hearing a loud pop before the fire started around 2:20 p.m. on Monday, Kelley said.

No damage from the fire was reported.

At least five fire agencies continue to mop up the fire. The Salvation Army said it was providing food and drinks for about 60 firefighters on the scene.

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