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Evacuations lifted for 535-acre grass fire in Lakewood

The fire ignited near the Fox Hollow and Homestead neighborhoods.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Evacuations have been lifted for a 535-acre grass fire that ignited Sunday afternoon in Lakewood near Morrison Road and the Fox Hollow Golf Course, West Metro Fire (WMF) said in a tweet. 

Lakewood Police evacuated the area near Bear Creek Lake Park and Fox Hollow as well as Fox Hollow and Homestead neighborhoods. Evacuations were also ordered for homeowners from Morrison Road and Hampden Avenue, and between C-470 and Kipling Parkway, but have since been lifted. 

WMF, however, asked that residents maintain pre-evacuation status until Monday morning. A CodeRed will be sent to those residents with further information.

Morrison Road was closed between C-470 and Kipling Parkway for more than six hours. West Metro Fire said 19 engines were on scene along with 110 firefighters. 

Viewers called 9NEWS and said the smoke plume is visible from Interstate 25 and University Boulevard.

West Metro Fire Rescue said it called in a strike team to battle the fire. Structure protection is in place, however, no structures are immediately threatened, according to West Metro Fire.

South Metro Fire is also assisting in getting the fire under control.

> Raw video below: West Metro Fire official gives update.

At around 2 p.m., winds at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield were out of the west at 35 mph sustained with gusts up to 53 mph. The relative humidity was at 11%.

WMF said the fire was human-caused, but it’s not known if it was accidental or intentional. Anyone with information can contact West Metro at 303-539-9531. 

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