JEFFERSON COUNTY - The Elk Creek Fire Department began fighting a four to five acre grass fire near Conifer Sunday afternoon, and had it under control about an hour later.

Crews were working the fire in a one-and-a-half mile radius around 15100 Lausanne Circle, near Pine Valley Road.

No homes were immediately threatened, but the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office did notify about 200 homes in the area of a "Level One" alert.

The alert does not require evacuation, but advises those with medical issues, animals, or special needs to voluntarily prepare to leave ahead of mandatory evacuations.