Wildfire that shut down Highway 285 now fully contained

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire that shut down Highway 285 near Turkey Creek Road on Wednesday was fully contained about 6 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.

The North Turkey Creek Fire burned about seven acres and forced the evacuation of the West Ranch Center, along with a number of nearby homes.

“Residences requiring evacuation have been notified,” the sheriff’s office said.

It’s not clear how many homes were evacuated. West Jefferson Middle School was designtated as an evacuation location for community members.

No Jefferson County Public Schools were evacuated, the district said.

The fire impacted some school bus routes, but officials said parents of those students were notified.

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