Small wildland fire burned 5 miles southeast of Conifer Monday

June 27 2022 fire Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 2:32 PM, Jun 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-28 12:42:35-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters responded to a small wildfire burning in Jefferson County about five miles southeast of Conifer on Monday afternoon.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said the wildfire — called the Arnett Fire — burned around Arnett Ranch Road and High Grade Road.

The fire is about 1/4 of an acre, the sheriff's office said at 2:42 p.m. It had not grown as of Tuesday morning.

Pre-evacuation orders were ordered for a few homes in the area, though no structures were threatened. Those orders were lifted around 3:30 p.m.

Air support was originally headed out to help, but was then called off as ground crews made good progress.

The fire is a steep hike about 500 yards from an access road, the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff's office said the fire may have been caused by lightning. A few storms were moving around the foothills at the time.

It was first reported just before 2:30 p.m.

Crews were released from the area around 5 p.m. Some firefighters stayed at the scene to address hot spots.

This is a developing story and will be updated.