DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A two-alarm brush fire in Douglas County burned 461 acres and is fully contained as of 5 p.m. The Chatridge 2 Fire started near Chatridge Court. No structures were damaged.

Fire Marshal’s Office investigators say a power pole malfunction is to blame.

A mandatory evacuation order was issued for all of the BackCountry Subdivison and trails to the south in Highlands Ranch, but those have been lifted.


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The Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Training Facility, off Hwy 85 and Ron King Trail was evacuated as a precaution, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office tweeted at about 11 a.m. Monday.

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“2 large air tankers, 2 small engine air tankers, 1 helicopter, 1 lead plane and 1 multi-mission aircraft ordered or on the fire,” South Metro Fire Rescue tweeted at about 12:20 p.m.

Officials said very gusty winds, dry vegetation and difficult terrain were creating dangerous firefighting conditions.

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There are no reports of any injuries.

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