Firework shows spark multiple spot fires in Douglas County – The Denver Post

DOUGLAS COUNTY — Three separate permitted firework shows are being blamed for sparking multiple grass and spot fires in Douglas County Saturday.

No structures were lost, and no injuries were reported.

Grass and spot fires flared up in Highlands Ranch, Parker, and Castle Rock after a synchronized firework display, launched in those three areas, began around 7 p.m., according to South Metro Fire Rescue.

Spot fires in Highlands Ranch were reported soon after fireworks were launched at Rueter-Hess Reservoir and Griggs Road, but crews quickly had them under control. Flames came close to some structures in those fires, South Metro Fire said.

Spot fires near Parker burned a combined 6-8 acres before firefighters were able to extinguish them. And crews from the Castle Rock Fire Department were actively extinguishing spot fires in their jurisdiction during their fireworks display.

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