Evacuations Ordered: Platte River Fire Grows In Jefferson County
Well, here we go again. Remember all of the rain that we got and we kept our fingers crossed in hopes that it would help with fire season?
According to the Denver Channel, a fire burning around Ramona Gulch in Jefferson County has grown to 31 acres (as of Friday morning at 6am) and has already forced some evacuations.
Residents between the hotel and Dome Rock were being evacuated as a precaution, according to Jefferson County officials.
No structures have been lost while officials have contacted 25 homes to evacuate the residents and only 14 were occupied.
According to a county spokesperson, the fire is thought to be caused by a tree that blew into a power line and sparked a fire. She said out of the 25 homes contacted, 14 were occupied and the others were vacant.
It's crazy how wet of a year that we've had (the 9th wettest in Colorado history) and yet here we are in the earlier stages of "fire season" already dealing with wildfires and evacuations.
As for living in and around fire hazard areas, there are some important things you and/or friends and family members need to keep in mind as friendly reminders.
You can check out those safety tips HERE.
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