The Franktown Fire Protection District responded to a large fire that had broken out in a barn near Castlewood Canyon State Park Saturday afternoon.

Fortunately, no people or animals were injured in the blaze, which was reported at 1:40 p.m.

(Photo: Franktown Fire)
(Photo: Franktown Fire)

The barn is located on Castle Pointe Drive in Franktown.

A large plume of smoke from the fire was visible for miles on Friday.

(Photo: Franktown Fire)
(Photo: Franktown Fire)

According to the fire department, the hay in the barn makes it difficult to fully extinguish the fire, so crews will remain on scene throughout the afternoon to make sure it does not spread into nearby vegetation.

(Photo: Franktown Fire)
(Photo: Franktown Fire)