Both trailheads at Mount Falcon Park closed due to fire

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Type 3 helicopter ready to dump water on fire in Mount Falcon Park (photo from Jeffco Sheriff)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A fire that sparked on Saturday in Mount Falcon Park has reignited and grown by a quarter of an acre in size, officials reported.

The park was reopened to the public on Sunday but the west part of the park was closed in the afternoon. Both trailheads were closed in the early evening. Helicopter water drops are being conducted on the blaze.

Ground crew efforts were called off on Saturday due to safety concerns for the steepness of the terrain the wildfire is located. Type 3 helicopter water dumps were conducted on Saturday afternoon and officials said the fire was “saturated.”

The west trailhead has temporarily been closed.

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