Posted: Thu, August 16 2012 at 11:08 PM, Updated: Thu, August 16 2012 at 11:21 PM
Tense moments for residents in Gold Hill Thursday afternoon as a wildfire flares up on the ridge just below Nugget Butte. NBC5's Laura Cavanaugh files this report from the scene.
UPDATE: No homes are threatened at this time. The blaze has consumed nine acres and is more than 50-percent contained. Crews are on scene tonight mopping up hot spots and getting a handle on the fire. They are bracing for thunderstorms over the next few days, which could result in lightning strikes and more wildfires.