West Metro Fire remaing on scene of lightning-sparked fire overnight to watch for hot spots

Officials: Fire sparked by lightning
Posted at 7:54 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-03 00:10:33-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- West Metro Fire will remain on scene of a grass fire in Golden overnight monitoring for hot spots.

Firefighters said lightning sparked the fire on Table Mountain Tuesday night. 

It burned about 29 acres. 

Firefighters had the fire 80 percent contained just after 9 p.m.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory evacuated its building, which sits on the hill just below where the fire is burning, according to our Denver7 photographer who was first on scene. 

570 nearby residents residents south of 20th and north of Denver West, received a reverse 911 call telling them to be prepared to evacuate, according to officials. 

Fortunately, no one had to be evacuated.