(CBS4) – Parts of Cherry Creek State Park will remain closed on Monday after a grass fire on Sunday. The road behind the east entrance station to the shooting range will stay closed.
Video captured yesterday as the CCSP fire reached homes on S. Abilene Cir. We estimate the fire was moving up to 4.5 feet per second during this rapid spread to the east. Homeowners should create defensible space before a fire occurs. Email email@example.com for info. pic.twitter.com/zqmfPzfocBREAD MORE: Evacuations Lifted As Crews Battle Grass Fire At Cherry Creek State Park
— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) February 8, 2021
The closure will allow crews with South Metro Fire Rescue to continue to contain and mop up the fire. The fire burned about 100-150 acres on the northwest side of the park.READ MORE: 'I See Smoke': Wind-Whipped Morrison Road Fire On Super Bowl Sunday Sent Lakewood Residents Fleeing
A map showing the estimated burn area at Cherry Creek State Park. pic.twitter.com/TRSXm6pfpK
— CPW NE Region (@CPW_NE) February 8, 2021
The fire prompted evacuation orders for some homes in the area which have since been lifted. How the wildfire started remains under investigation.