Jefferson County Fire

March 27, 2012 by staff 

Jefferson County Fire, One fatality has been confirmed within the fire zone of the Lower North Fork Fire says Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

The fatality is being investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, but no other information is being released at this time.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Jacki Kelley says the Lower North Fork Fire is now more than 3,000 acres. She told 9NEWS “at least a handful of homes” were lost to the flames.

The homes lost are in the Kuester Road area, but officials do not yet have a confirmed number on how many have burned.

Fire crews will be out all night focusing on structure protection, says Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

The fire is burning out of control southeast of Aspen Park and is one of several that broke out on Monday afternoon as high wind gusts swept over the Front Range.

As of 11:30 p.m. Monday, fire officials say the fire is spotting a half to one mile ahead of the fire. They say this means the fire is still active and moving.

More resources are being brought in overnight to help fight the fire. About 100 firefighters were already on scene Monday night. A Type 1 Incident Management Team has been ordered and should be at the fire in the next day or two.

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