Fire burns 100 acres near Lone Tree

Posted 3/28/11

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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Fire burns 100 acres near Lone Tree

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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 damaged.

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 p.m.

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