(CBS4) – The wildfire that burned over 200 acres at Cherry Creek State Park over the weekend was human caused. That’s according to officials with South Metro Fire Rescue, who say it’s still unknown if it was accidentally or intentionally started.

Officials are hoping people who were in the park when the fire started will contact them as they continue their investigation. They ask that people reach out to Deputy Fire Marshal Rich Conroy at rich.conroy@southmetro.org or 720-989-2250.

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Smoke was first reported in the trees on the east side of the reservoir at approximately 4 p.m. and numerous homes outside the limits of the park had to be evacuated for a few hours.

No one was hurt and no structures ended up burning.

Jesse Sarles