Bear Gulch Fire, Strontia Springs Reservoir Fire contained Tuesday

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - Firefighters have contained two small fires burning in Jefferson County.

Evacuations have been lifted for the Bear Gulch Fire that was burning southwest of Cottonwood Road and northeast of Keuhster Road.

Officials said air drops appeared to have knocked down the fire, but a group of firefighters are still hiking into the area to check on the fire's status.

Officials had sent a pre-evacuation warning to 106 phones registered to residents in the Maxwell Hills subdivision on Monday afternoon.

Inter-Canyon Fire tweeted that the fire was definitely caused by lightning.

A second wildfire burning near Strontia Springs Reservoir in Waterton Canyon is also 100 percent contained, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Officials said that fire burned about a half-acre.

The Waterton Canyon trailhead is still closed as a result of that fire.

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