Grass fire southeast of Gross Reservoir in Boulder County prompts trail closures

Fire crews are closing down and evacuating trails southeast of Gross Reservoir due to a grass fire reported around 2 p.m. Monday

The fire at 3927 Gross Dam Road was about 75 feet by 50 feet in size, according to scanner traffic around 2:30 p.m. It was also reported to be “breaching the trees,” according to Boulder County Sheriff‘s Office spokeswoman Carrie Haverfield.

Denver Water owns property in the area, according to Haverfield, and is coordinating with fire crews on a response.

The Boulder County Sheriff‘s Office and Coal Creek Fire Protection District are at the scene, and Rocky Mountain Fire Rescue and the U.S. Forest Service are en route, Haverfield said around 2:50 p.m.