JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — The Bear Fire in Golden Gate Canyon has burned 7.5 acres, and investigators believe it was human-caused.

The fire was in Golden Gate Canyon near the 4200 block of Bear Road, about 3 miles up the canyon, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The fire has been contained at 7.5 acres and is 60%-70% contained as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Crews are continuing to mop up the fire on Sunday.

Responders began door-to-door evacuations on Saturday evening after the fire sparked northwest of Golden.

Aerial view of a span of charred grass with flames at the edge and fire vehicles nearby with smoke in the air
Golden Gate Canyon fire (KDVR)

Golden Gate Canyon Road was closed at Highway 93 because of the fire. It had reopened just before 9 p.m. Saturday and all evacuations were lifted.

Officials initially said a structure was damaged but later corrected their statement, saying one home was under threat but was being protected by fire crews.

JCSO said the fire was human-caused and is under investigation.