Burning Garden Debris The Definitive Cause Of Wildfire That Came Near Subdivision

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– A wildfire that broke out in east Aurora Friday afternoon was started by someone burning garden debris in their backyard.

The flames came dangerously close to homes in the Whispering Pines subdivision east of E-470.

A helicopter made water drops on the fire (credit: CBS)

A helicopter made water drops on the fire (credit: CBS)

That fire has since been put out. The burn area covers approximately 30 acres.

Officials with South Metro Fire Rescue said Saturday morning that charges are not expected to be filed.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.


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