JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. —The U.S. Forest Service announced that both the Strontia Fire and the Bear Gulch Fire were contained Tuesday morning.
Both wildfires started burning in Jefferson County on Monday, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office sent level 1 evacuation notices to 106 houses in the Maxwell Hills subdivision due to a fire near Kuehster Road.
The Stronita Springs fire was initially reported around 1:30 p.m.
Waterton Canyon was closed to public access until further notice to allow fire officials to work. It had just reopened Monday morning after the Lime Gulch Fire.
Firefighters were also battling a second fire called the Bear Gulch Fire, which was located southwest of Cottonwood Road and northeast of Kuehster Rd.
It was difficult for firefighters to access the Bear Gulch Fire because it was in a remote location in the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District. Air support made several water drops on Monday.
Officials said they will continue to monitor the burn zones.
There are no evacuations for that fire yet.