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Brush Fire Near I-25 & Ridgegate Parkway Contained

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A helicopter making a water drop (credit: CBS)

A helicopter making a water drop (credit: CBS)

LONE TREE, Colo. (CBS4) – A brush fire that broke out along southbound Interstate 25 south of Ridgegate Parkway Sunday afternoon has been fully-contained.

The fire was started by downed power lines. Xcel Energy said the power lines were severed by a metal bar that keeps lines from slapping together. Xcel was on the scene and warned firefighters to stay a minimum of 20 feet away because of step potential.

The fire had grown to 100 acres by 5 p.m. but firefighters say they now have it contained.

“(There are) light to moderate fuels … light grasses to a little bit more heavier brush and such,” Anthony Valdez with South Metro Fire Rescue said. “Obviously it’s right on a ridge, so we have some rolling hills and a little bit of topography concerns with that.”

A helicopter was on scene dropping water.

A nearby dog park had to be evacuated.
space Brush Fire Near I 25 & Ridgegate Parkway Contained

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