NewsLocal News


From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on July 20, 2018

Posted at 2:12 PM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 21:57:45-04

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 

6:59 p.m.: The US Forest Service - San Isabel division is reporting a wildfire 2.5 miles northeast of Woodland Park. Dubbed the Rampart Fire, the 12-acre blaze has forced the evacuation of campers in the area. Those living within a 1.7-mile radius of Rampart Range Roa and Forest Service Road 312 should be prepared for a possible evacuation, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office says. 

4:03 p.m.: Highway 6 has reopened in Clear Creek Canyon following climber rescue, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says.

2:59 p.m.: The climber stuck on ledge in Clear Creek Canyon is safely down on the ground after a successful rescue operation by Jefferson County crews. 

2:49 p.m.: Crews have arrived in Clear Creek Canyon and are working to rescue a climber stuck on one of the cliffs. Watch live in the player below:

2:33 p.m.: The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District is reporting a wildfire near Dotsero. I-70 is closed bot ways due to blaze. 

2:10 p.m.: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office closed U.S. Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon as crews work to rescue a climber. No other information about the incident was immediately available.