JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A fire burning near Golden Friday afternoon closed U.S. Highway 6 in both directions between Colo. 119 and Colo. 93 Friday, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation, though the road reopened mid-afternoon on Saturday
The Bald Mountain Fire, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, had grown to 25 acres by around 8 p.m., and although no one has been evacuated, pre-evacuation notices have been sent out.
These are the latest images from the Multi Mission Aircraft flyover. It shows that the #BaldMountainFire fire is now down to 17 acres. We hope to have an update on containment soon as well #jeffco @efr_co pic.twitter.com/DqC1teBN6Z
— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) September 21, 2019
The fire did not grow overnight, according to the Sheriff’s Office, and responders were able to reach 75% containment of the blaze on Saturday.
A long night ahead on the fire line for the firefighters working the #BaldMountainFire. West Metro is one of several agencies with crews assisting on the fire. #onefootintheblack pic.twitter.com/2r821AWT8E
— WestMetroFire (@WestMetroFire) September 21, 2019
Foothills Fire, Evergreen Fire and Genesee Fire are responding.