A vegetation fire dubbed the Chatridge 2 fire currently burns in unincorporated Douglas County, Colorado, said to be “moving at a rapid rate of spread,” according to South Metro Fire Rescue. Part of the county was evacuated around noon on Monday as a “precautionary measure.”
According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Backcountry Community has been ordered to evacuate, with instruction to head to Thunderridge High School. The fire is currently listed as “greater than 10 acres.” The blaze is located near Highway 85 and Ron King Trail.
. #Chatridge2Fire update – MANDATORY EVACUATION order being issued for all of the Back Country Subdivison and trails to the south in @highlands_ranch 1 large air tanker has been ordered. Media staging area at SMFR Station 40 located at 10297 N. Chatfield Dr. pic.twitter.com/ga8shERfYW — South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) June 29, 2020
Very high winds and dry fuel are making this blaze difficult to fight. Air assistance is being used. Two homes were threatened, but successfully protected.
Update – This is a the #Chatridge2Fire no evacuations ordered yet, no injuries, 2 homes successfully protected. This fire is greater than 10 acres and moving at a rapid rate of spread. Mutual aid from several agencies assisting. @COEmergency @dcsheriff @douglasoem https://t.co/hDdeuvw7nI pic.twitter.com/7nyHQ2IaaG — South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) June 29, 2020
This is a developing story.