AURORA, Colo. — A brush fire burning in a wetlands area at Cherry Creek State Park has forced evacuations in the area.
Evacuations are in effect for residents in the immediate area west of Parker Road and people inside Cherry Creek State Park.
This is the second major brush fire crews are fighting amid strong wind gusts in the metro area. A 100-acre grass fire burning near Bear Creek Lake Park and Fox Hollow Golf Course near Morrison prompted evacuations Sunday afternoon. The majority of the fire was out by late afternoon.
South Metro firefighters are on scene of the Cherry Creek blaze and are working to gain control of the fire before the flame lengths grow larger with continued wind gusts. No structures are threatened at this time.
Firefighters said the wind is fueling the northwest side of the fire, making suppression difficult and dangerous with embers getting into trees and causing branches to fall.