Fire burning in the foothills west of Arvada

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A wildfire broke out Friday afternoon in the foothills west of Arvada.

The fire, in the Coal Creek Canyon Fire District, is burning about a quarter mile west of the intersection of Colorado highways 72 and 93, according to the Arvada Fire Protection District.

It was reported at about 1:45 p.m. and has burned about 1/4 acre, said Mike Taplin, a Jefferson County sheriff’s spokesman.

Firefighting crews are on scene and no structures are currently threatened, Taplin said. There are no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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