By Chris Spears

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A house fire outside of Glenwood Springs prompted brief evacuations late Sunday after it spread to the surrounding brush. It happened on 3 Mile Road which is south-southwest of the downtown.

(credit: Garfield County)

According to the Post Independent the fire burned two acres before it was brought under control. When fire crews arrived they reported 20-foot tall flames in the brush surrounding the home.

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(credit: Garfield County)

The evacuation orders were lifted before midnight and no injuries were reported. Fire crews kept an eye on hot spots overnight.

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Most of western and southern Colorado is in a drought. The area in and around Glenwood Springs is reporting moderate to severe drought conditions.

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Chris Spears