Residents of some areas are being evacuated
A wildfire in southern Jefferson County, just east of Foxton, has probably been sparked by a downed powerline.
According to the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department, the fire has burned about five acres in the Romana Gulch and Dome Rock area, where some residents are being evacuated.
— Evergreen Fire/Rescue (@efr_co) 10 June 2021
The North Fork Fire Dome is working on an active fire of 4-5 acres in the Rock/Ramona Gulch area. You can see helicopters and air crew in the area. Residents between the hotel and Dome Rock are being evacuated.
— jeffcom911co (@jeffcom911co) 10 June 2021
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the fire is burning in the 17000 block of West Platte River Road.
Air support, including helicopters and airplanes, is responding, according to Pike and San Isabel National Forest officials.
People evacuated from the Platte River fire have been asked to check in at Conifer High School.
This story will be updated.
Location is approximate.