Brush fire near Castle Rock neighborhood

A brush fire broke out Friday afternoon near a Castle Rock neighborhood.

CASTLE ROCK - Firefighters have fully contained a brush fire that broke out Friday afternoon northeast of the Terrain neighborhood.

The blaze – which is believed to have been sparked by lightning – was reported at around 3 p.m. It burned on 3.8 acres in a deeply wooded area near Founders Parkway and Saddleback drive, half a mile from any structures.

Though no homes were threatened, firefighters still issued a CodeRED for the purpose of keeping people informed.

A helicopter that was used to conduct water drops to fight the fire was temporarily grounded due to lightning.

Over 40 firefighters from several different agencies battled the blaze.

 

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