|New Colo. wildfire prompts evacuations of homes
Updated Jun 19, 11:27 PM
EVERGREEN, Colo. - A new wildfire in the foothills southwest of Denver forced the evacuation of dozens of homes Wednesday as hot and windy conditions in the West made it easy for fires to start and spread.
The Lime Gulch Fire in Pike National Forest was small but devouring trees about 30 miles southwest of Denver in southern Jefferson County.
More than 100 people were told to leave, but no structures appeared to be threatened, Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink said.