Evacuations ordered as fire moves “at rapid rate of spread” in Colorado

Photo Credit: South Metro Fire Rescue via Twitter.

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.

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.

This is a developing story.

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