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Crews have wildland fire fully contained, homes under pre-evacuations

The fire burned north of El Rancho near Interstate 70 Monday afternoon.

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Fire crews near Evergreen quickly responded to a wildland fire in the Summit Ranch neighborhood, and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said they had to evacuate a few homes in the area. 

Foothills Fire Protection District said just after 5 p.m. that the fire was fully contained. Homes ordered to evacuate are now under a pre-evacuation only. 

The fire was burning north of El Rancho on Rainbow Hill. 

The Sheriff's Office said crews began to evacuate a limited number of homes located on Summit Ridge Drive. 

Winds were gusting 20-30 mph in the foothills near Evergreen. 


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