Brush fire near Parker human caused and suspicious

An aggressive brush fire burning near Parker was fully contained after about 2 hours of air drops on Thursday afternoon.

PARKER - An aggressive brush fire burning near Parker was fully contained after about 2 hours of air drops on Thursday afternoon.

South Metro Fire says the blaze sparked off East Pine Lane between Parker and Jordan roads south of E-470. Firefighters say the fire moved quickly, but no evacuations were ordered. The fire burned 14 acres.

They are calling the fire human caused and suspicious. Both Parker Police and South Metro Fire are investigating. 

Nearby Global Village Academy was placed on lockout and has since been cleared for parent pickup.  

The two-alarm fire impacted traffic in the area. Parker Police say Pine is closed from Wintergreen to 20 Mile due to the firefighting efforts. People are told to avoid the area. 

Firefighters ordered a helicopter to make a direct attack due to “extreme fire behavior.” Parker Police said it was too dangerous for firefighters to battle the blaze on foot. 

No homes were threatened. 

South Metro Fire said the fire was displaying "extreme" behavior, and that it was one wind gust away from serious dangerous. 

The helicopter was seen making water drops amid a large plume of smoke that was visible for miles. 

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