JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Deer Creek Canyon Park in Jefferson County reopened Wednesday afternoon after it was closed earlier in the day because of a new wildfire. Firefighters rushed to put out the Twin Elk Fire.

One small wooden outbuilding burned in the fire but the Intercanyon Fire Protection District says crews have a the fire 100% contained and no other structures are threatened.

Jefferson County is currently under a stage 1 fire restriction, which Colorado Parks and Wildlife describes as follows:

– All fires must be under control and in permanent, park furnished facilities.
– Charcoal barbeque grills and personal fire rings are not allowed.


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