By Chris Spears

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) –  A brush fire caused some tense moments in Douglas County late Saturday afternoon. It was caused by an electrocuted bird.

South Metro Fire says the bird was electrocuted on a power pole and then fell to the ground where it started the brush fire, fire officials say. Firefighters were able to stop the flames before any homes were damaged.

The flames burned about 4 to 5 acres just north of Warbonnet Trail which is northeast of Parker. Crews will monitor the area for hot spots the rest of the weekend.

Chris Spears

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