On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, fire officials responded to a two-alarm brush fire near the town of Morrison. The Snow creek Fire began around 3:15 pm close to the junction of Colorado Highway 8 and US Highway 285. There are aircraft and helicopters dropping water on the fire.
Reports stated the fire had consumed two acres by 4:30 pm, mostly grass, brush, and trees. The size is the same. The fire is being doused with retardant by two helicopters. Aircraft pouring slurry on the ground is also helping the crews. According to Tuesday’s report. According to the Sheriff’s Office for Jefferson County, no structures are currently in danger. From a distance, a column of smoke could be seen, and Jeffco’s emergency dispatch reported receiving multiple calls.
West Metro Fire is assisting in putting out the fire on the ground, and air support has been requested. Expect road closures around Highway 8, Snowcreek Lane, and Tiger Bend Lane, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Along with Willow Springs Drive and Mt. Lindo Park, all roads leading to South Turkey Creek are closed.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 60 nearby residences received pre-evacuation alerts, and one property near the top of the ridge was evacuated after a fire broke out near Mount Lindo. Residents of Ken Caryl Valley and Willow Springs received a LookoutAlert about fire and smoke, but not about evacuations or pre-evacuations. Thunderstorms in the vicinity and varying weather conditions were challenges for the firefighters.
Other fire teams have responded to reports of smoke as far away as Kipling Parkway, and smoke is visible throughout much of the area, according to reports. Along with workers from The Salvation Army, units from the South Metro Fire Department and the Arvada Department are helping. According to officials, the Salvation Army may be able to assist roughly 45 people.
This is a developing story. More information will be updated when it is available.