Wildfire Shuts Down U.S. Highway 6 West Of Golden

September 20, 2019
The Bald Mountain Fire on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.The Bald Mountain Fire on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.Jeffco Sheriff's Office
The Bald Mountain Fire on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

A small wildfire west of Golden has closed U.S. Highway 6 in both directions through Clear Creek Canyon Park.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office initially estimated the fire is at just one acre, but at about 6 p.m., that estimate was increased to 15 acres. Eight different agencies are fighting the fire currently.

Forecasters issued a red flag warning through 8 p.m. today along the Front Range due to hot, dry, and windy conditions.

This is a developing story and will be updated.