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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on June 27, 2019

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Posted at 4:33 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 21:56:58-04

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. 


7:38 p.m.: The Red Elephant Hill Fire burning near Dumont is estimated to be 10 acres in size. Firefighters to continue fighting blaze until dusk, "when steep terrain, cliffs make scene unsafe," USFS says.

4:32 p.m.: United States Forest Service crews, engines and an aircraft are helping the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office battle what they're calling the Red Elephant Hill Fire near Dumont off I-70. The three-acre fire is burning on private land in very steep terrain.

3:53 p.m.: There's a fire off I-70 near Dumont in Clear Creek County. We're working to learn more.