Residents of Ward and Gold Hill should prepare for potential evacuation after a plane crash sparked a wildfire Sunday morning in Lefthand Canyon, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

The small plane crash sparked the wildfire in the 10800 block of Lefthand Canyon Drive, which is approximately 6 miles east of Ward and 1 mile north of Gold Hill. Lefthand Canyon Drive is closed from Lickskillet Drive to Colorado 72.

The sheriff’s office issued the warning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

“Take the following protective actions and prepare to evacuate,” the sheriff’s office said in its alert. “If you need assistance or might need extra time, begin your evacuation now.”

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return a call for more information.

A small plane crash has sparked a wildfire near the 10,000 block of Lefthand Canyon Dr. An EVACUATION WARNING has been issued for the surrounding area, including the towns of Gold Hill and Ward. Take proactive measures and be prepared to evacuate. https://t.co/4vuYka1gDv pic.twitter.com/H1peYr0aWh

— BoulderCountySheriff (@BldrCOSheriff) July 17, 2022

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Source:: The Denver Post – News

      

Evacuation warning issued for Boulder County towns after plane crash sparks wildfire in Lefthand Canyon

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