DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Some apartments in Douglas County were evacuated on Wednesday afternoon due to a brush fire. The fire broke out near the Castle Pines I-25 southbound off ramp just after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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The fire was also threatening a vacant Safeway store.

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What caused the fire is being linked to a blown tire. It is unclear how many units were evacuated.

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Traffic was delayed in that area since the ramps were blocked off. There were backups in the southbound lanes that snaked along for miles.

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