CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - Passing trains are blamed for starting two wildfires Thursday afternoon in The Meadows area in the Town of Castle Rock. Both fires were first reported around 2:30 p.m.
The larger of the two fires is in the Waverton Ranch area. The town says that fire grew to 22.5 acres but was 100 percent contained.
That fire did put some structures at risk, but the town says those buildings are not protected. Therefore, no evacuations were ordered.
About 30 firefighters from Castle Rock, South Metro, Jackson 105 and Larkspur are involved in fighting that fire. Additionally, the town says the Rampart helicopter made about 20 drops.
The second fire was along Morning Glory Drive. It grew to 1,2 acres before it was fully contained.