A wind-driven grass fire in Arvada on Friday forced some door-to-door evacuations, firefighters brought the fire under control and the evacuations were lifted.
Grass fire in the area of 86th and Fenton St. Some house-to-house evacuations are being conducted. Please use Wadsworth to travel north from 80th Ave. use 80th Ave to travel east or west. pic.twitter.com/dQQm9oHRkN
— Arvada Police (@ArvadaPolice) April 29, 2022
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The fire is in the area of West 86th Avenue and Fenton Street, according to the Arvada Police Department.
Evacuations were ordered from West 84th Avenue north to West 86th Avenue; Sheridan Boulevard west to Gray Court, police said. The fire moved east toward Sheridan. An emergency LookoutAlert was sent to homes in the area.
At 1 p.m., police said on Twitter that fire is under control and that evacuations were lifted. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for high fire danger in the metro area, including Arvada. The warning is posted through 7 p.m. Friday. Winds gusting up to 50 mph and low relative humidity, about 15%, has prompted the warning.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect starting 11 AM to 7 PM today for gusty winds up to 45-50 mph and low humidity near 15 percent. Additionally, widespread wind gusts up to 40-50mph will occur across the region today through early Saturday morning as a low pressure pushes east. #COwx pic.twitter.com/pZjioIoEnp
— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) April 29, 2022
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