PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire broke out in Parker Thursday afternoon and a helicopter is helping firefighters with the firefight. The fire was 100 percent contained just after 3 p.m.

fire1 Brush Fire In Parker 100 Percent Contained

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The fire is located in an area of brush and trees next to Ponderosa Drive, south of Pine Lane and north of Lincoln Avenue. That’s just west of South Parker Road.

It was putting up a lot of smoke at 12:45 p.m., and South Metro Fire Rescue tweeted that the fire behavior was “extreme.”

After 1 p.m. they tweeted a video showing the helicopter doing water drops.

No evacuations have been ordered so far but some roads around the area were closed during the fire.

What caused the fire is being investigated.

CBS4 meteorologist Ashton Altieri said winds will be picking up across the Denver metro area Thursday afternoon, and that could cause problems for firefighters.

Firefighters also battled a wildfire in roughly the same area on Wednesday. They called that fire — which burned approximately 1 acre by the Cherry Creek Trail and just south of the Parker Rec Center — suspicious in nature.

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