MORRISON, Colo. — A warm winter day coupled with whipping winds created the perfect conditions for brush fires across the Front Range.
Firefighters responded to a rapidly growing fire just after 1 p.m. near Morrison on Wednesday.
#ArrowheadFire evacuation order has been lifted. Correction: fire is currently 75% contained; we reported 100% earlier.
— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) February 8, 2017
Authorities say the fire's rapid growth near South Turkey Creek on Highway 285 led to the immediate closure of the route.
Roads were back open at around 3:02 p.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's Office officials said.
The fire prompted the evacuation of homes in the area near well-known Arrowhead Manor Bed and Breakfast. Evacuation orders were lifted at around 4:45 p.m.
The fire was 100 percent contained before 6 p.m. The cause of the Arrowhead Fire is under investigation, said Michael Davis, a spokesperson for the Elk Creek Fire Department.
Another brush fire near Denver International Airport
Authorities reported a second brush fire near Denver International Airport at around 2:30 p.m.
The fire was reported to be in the area of Peña Boulevard and 64th Avenue near the University of Colorado A-Line. No injuries were reported and the train was running on schedule.
Pena & Tower: crews responding to a brush fire. Size unknown at this time. No injuries. Near A Line. Trains still running as of now.
— Denver Fire Dept. (@Denver_Fire) February 8, 2017
The fire was out at around 3:21 p.m., Denver Fire officials said. The fire was estimated to be ten acres in size.
A cause of the fire will not be determined as it did not damage any property, according to a Denver Fire spokesperson.
Brush fire in Northglenn/Thornton area
A third brush fire was reported off at Thornton Parkway and Conifer Road, North Metro Fire Rescue officials said a little after 3 p.m. Wednesday
Roads were closed at Thornton Parkway between Grant and Conifer, the Thornton Fire Department said. Traffic on southbound I-25 was also disrupted near 104th due to the brush fire, but city officials said traffic was moving again at around 4 p.m.
The on- and off-ramp at southbound I-25 and Thornton Parkway reopened at around 4:19 p.m., according to Thornton Fire Department officials.
The cause of the fire was believed to be from sparklers, a North Metro Fire Rescue officials said.
Thornton Fire officials estimated the fire to be approximately five acres in size.