GOLDEN, Colo. — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Sunday morning that the Bear Fire was human-caused and is under investigation.
The fire, which is now fully contained, started along Bear Road in Golden Gate Canyon at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. It was estimated to be 7.5 acres in size.
People who were initially evacuated on Saturday night have been allowed to return to their homes.
JCSO said deputies went door to door evacuating residents. Four homes were evacuated in all. No structures were lost, but one home was threatened.
A pre-evacuation notice was sent to a 3-5 mile radius from where the fire started in the 4200 block of Bear Road.
The evacuations and pre-evacuation notice have been lifted.
Golden Gate Canyon Road was closed from Highway 93 to Crawford Gulch Road. It has since reopened.
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