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Chatridge Brush Fire In Douglas County Spreading Rapidly, Fire Crews Warn

CBS Denver logoCBS Denver 6/29/2020 Syndicated Local – CBS Denver

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A two-alarm brush fire burning in Douglas County is spreading rapidly, firefighters warned. Ten acres have already burned near Chatridge Court — and a mandatory evacuation order is being issued for all of the Back Country Subdivison and trails to the south in Highlands Ranch.

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The Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility, off Hwy 85 and Ron King Trail was evacuated as a precaution, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tweeted at about 11 a.m. Monday.

“This fire is greater than 10 acres and moving at a rapid rate of spread. Mutual aid from several agencies assisting,” South Metro Fire Rescue tweeted.

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“Structure protection is in place at 2 homes. Helicopter continues to make water drops. Very gusty winds, dry vegetation and difficult terrain are making for dangerous firefighting conditions,” South Metro tweeted. “A 2nd Alarm has been called, doubling the amount of resources.”

There are no reports of any injuries at this time.

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