COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Investigators are looking for information about a wildfire that burned dangerously close to homes in Colorado Springs last week. The Bear Creek Fire burned slightly more than 20 acres in the park on Nov. 19.

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The fire put up smoke that could be seen all across the area. A helicopter dropped about 8,000 gallons of water on the fire.

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The neighborhood in the western part of the city had to be evacuated for several hours. The flames grew close to the homes but no structures burned.

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Bear Creek Fire

(credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

Investigators are still trying to determine what started the fire. Anyone with information is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department (719) 444-7000.

Jennifer McRae