Bear Fire prompts evacuation ordered for parts of Golden Gate Canyon area

A fire broke out Saturday evening in the Golden Gate Canyon area in the 4200 block of Bear Road.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office issued a pre-evacuation notice for the area northwest of Bear Road and Golden Gate Canyon Road because of a wildland fire.

“If you are concerned about your safety or believe you are in danger, do not wait for an official evacuation order – leave immediately,” the sheriff’s office said in a tweet.

Colorado 93 from Golden to Crawford Gulch Road is closed, with no estimate of reopening.

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