GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (CBS4)– Fire investigators say a juvenile playing with fireworks caused a fire that forced some people from their homes early Wednesday afternoon.

The fire burned on a steep hill in Greenwood Village near Orchard Road and Clarkson. It burned about a half an acre in open space behind homes. At least one home was threatened by fire.

Some people left their homes as a precaution.

The juvenile who firefighters say was responsible for starting the fire was the person who reported the emergency to 911.

“Although (the) action was wrong, because they called 911 and got firefighters here quickly, it probably made the difference today,” said South Metro Fire Rescue spokesman Eric Hurst.

Firefighters say these types of fires are 100 percent preventable.

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