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.
Crews working grass fire south of Castle Pines Pkwy and west of I-25, approximately an acre and a half. They were able to stop the fire before it reached the apartment complex. Fire has been marked under-control. No injuries. Cause under investigation. pic.twitter.com/JFvho8kIgP
— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) August 12, 2020
The fire was also threatening a vacant Safeway store.
What caused the fire is being linked to a blown tire. It is unclear how many units were evacuated.
Traffic was delayed in that area since the ramps were blocked off. There were backups in the southbound lanes that snaked along for miles.