Wamblee Trail wildfire 100 percent contained

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By Deb Hurley Brobst and Sal Christ

The Wamblee Trail wildfire in Conifer is 100 percent contained after firefighters from four different departments spent nearly 24 hours working to extinguish it on Friday and Saturday.

The fire, which ignited near 13800 Wamblee Trail after a lightning strike late Friday afternoon, burned between 2.5 and 3 acres and initially led the Jeffco Sheriff's Office to issue evacuation notices for 20 homes in area around 5 p.m. The evacuation notices led to an emergency shelter being opened at Conifer High School before residents were allowed to return home just after 7 p.m.

According to a tweet from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters remained on scene overnight Friday.

Firefighters from Elk Creek, North Fork, West Metro, and the U.S. Forest Service, as well as the Jeffco Sheriff's Office, responded to the fire. A helicopter was used to drop water on the blaze.

The Canyon Courier will update this story as more details become available.