Firefighters used air support to extinguish a small brush fire near Lone Tree. The blaze burned more than 100 acres south of RidgeGate Parkway and …
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Firefighters used air support to extinguish a small brush fire
near Lone Tree.
The blaze burned more than 100 acres south of RidgeGate Parkway
and east of Interstate 25. A helicopter was dropping buckets of
water on the blaze after it started around 3 p.m. March 27
South Metro Fire Rescue spokesman Anthony Valdez said no
structures were threatened. Glendale Open Space, a nearby dog park,
was temporarily evacuated as a precaution.
There was little wind when the fire started. A fire engulfed
1,600 acre of grassland south of Parker as winds whipped the flames
earlier in the week. No one was injured and only one structure was
Jonathan Nelson, a resident of Monument, stopped on the side of
the highway to observe the drops from the helicopter.
“I was driving down I-25 and the first thing I thought when I
saw smoke was ‘here we go again,’” he said.
There were reports of a downed power line in the area where the
fire started, Valdez said, but investigators are still trying to
determine a definitive cause.
There were 30-35 units from South Metro, Littleton Fire Rescue
and Castle Rock Fire Rescue. The fire was contained by about 5:30
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