Wildfire burns in Jefferson County foothills
GOLDEN — A wildfire in the foothills of Jefferson County has prompted sheriff’s officials to send out pre-evacuation notices in one neighborhood.
Sheriff’s officials say a notice to be ready to leave went out Monday afternoon to 252 phones for residents in Blue Mountain Estates, northwest of Ralston Reservoir. It’s not clear how many people that represents, since some homes receive notices to more than one phone number.
Fire engines are making their way to protect homes, and a helicopter is at the scene.
There was no immediate word on what caused the fire.