GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – Fire investigators say the fire in Grand Junction that destroyed several structures, including one home, was human-caused.

The Mesa County Fire Marshal worked with the Grand Junction Fire Department to determine what started the fire late Monday night. Investigators say the person responsible came forward and said the fire sparked while he was changing a flat tire on a riding lawnmower.

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(credit: CBS)

The winds quickly spread the flames.

The so-called Rosevale Fire was reported just before 7:30 p.m. Monday. More than 360 homes were evacuated.

No one was injured. Crews continue to assess the damage caused by the fire.

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The Rosevale fire in Grand Junction (credit: CBS)

The case will be turned over to the district attorney to determine whether charges will be filed.

The Division of Fire Prevention and Control is assisting with mapping the fire and taking aerial photographs.

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(credit: CBS)

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