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West Ranch Fire contained in Jefferson County

No structures were threatened by the fire, which was first reported Sunday and burned about 12 acres.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters contained a 12-acre wildfire Monday afternoon in the foothills west of Ken Caryl Valley in Jefferson County, the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District (ICFPD) said.

The fire, which has been named the West Ranch Fire, was first reported just after 2 p.m. on Sunday. No structures are threatened. ICFPD said light snow fell on the fire overnight.

About 4:45 p.m. Monday, ICFPD tweeted that firefighters had established a perimeter, were clearing fuels across the fire and that crews would continue to monitor the area. 

More than 30 firefighters and 20 fire apparatus were working the fire. 

ICFPD said the fire creeped through brush, pushed by erratic winds at 10 to 15 miles per hour. Firefighters were slowed by rocky conditions, dense vegetation and steep terrain.

Smoke from the fire was visible southwest of Denver.

A separate fire was burning in the Idaho Springs area, west of the Denver metro. That fire, named the Miners Candle Fire, has burned about 20 acres and destroyed two structures. 

RELATED: Wildfire burning near Idaho Springs

Also in the Denver metro, a fire burned about seven acres in the Lowry neighborhood Sunday afternoon. No structures were damaged. 

RELATED: Grass fire burns 7 acres in Lowry neighborhood of Denver

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