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.
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.