— SouthMetroFireRescue (@SouthMetroPIO) September 16, 2017
Firefighters and police force officials stored the number 5 fire away overnight because the roughly 220 people on scene avoided the 46-acre brush fire from growing.
The fireplace, which began around 6 p.m. Friday, is close to the Highlands Ranch Police Force Training Facility at 6001 Ron King Trail, based on the South Metro Fire Save Authority. The region features a firing range and it is about 1.5 miles south of a residential district.
#range5fire morning update: Fire hasn’t grown instantly. 220 handcrew people onscene with air support on standby.
Even though many are about to sleep, crews from multiple agencies is going to be working during the night. #Range5Fire pic.twitter.com/jTaDzd6ARw
— Electricity Sheriff (@dcsheriff) September 16, 2017
The steep terrain, limited water and altering weather motivated a pre-evacuation notice for greater than 3,000 homes which was later canceled, based on South Metro.
It’s still unknown what caused the fireplace with no injuries happen to be reported at the moment. Rain moved in to the area yesterday as fire and police force officials announced intends to stay within the next couple of days, based on the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.