The status of the fire as of March 21, 2011 at 12:45 p.m:
Jefferson County, Colo. -- A pre-evacuation notice has just been issued to 705 homes in the Golden Gate Canyon area. The notice was put out through the reverse 911 system at about 12:45 p.m.
Residents should be prepared to evacuate on short notice, if the need arises. If you are directed to evacuate, you will receive another reverse 911 call.
People with disabilities who may need additional assistance should call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 303-271-0211 to make arrangements.
Residents with large animals are encouraged to move them now. Large animals can be taken to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Small animals can be dropped off at Foothills Animal Shelter.