JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Smoke sightings near Pine in Jefferson County on Tuesday morning came from two very small fires.
The North Fork Volunteer Fire Department in Buffalo Creek said the Buffalo Creek Fire was putting up smoke around 9:20 a.m. near a ridge top by a large rock out-cropping.
2. 0-8 in.flame lengths, smoldering, creeping, 1/10 acre, burning in duff, ponderosa under., upper 1/3 with 30% slope. No addl support nec.— North Fork Fire Dept (@NorthForkFire) July 8, 2014
A second fire, the Pine Fire, near Pine, was reported around 7:45 a.m. Crews reached the fire and had it contained in about an hour.
Per #Pine fire IC- fire is now controlled. NFFD units are returning. Property owner to monitor, and notify if any change.— North Fork Fire Dept (@NorthForkFire) July 8, 2014
Fire officials said an earlier smell of smoke at Foxton and West Platte River roads, near Dome Rock, was caused by what they called "debris wash."