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Barn Catches Fire Near Castlewood Canyon

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) -- A large barn fire in Douglas County will keep firefighters busy for several hours.

franktown barn fire 4 (via franktown fire tweet)
(credit: Twitter/Franktown Fire Department)

Franktown Fire first noted the blaze - and its highly visible smoke plume - in a Twitter message shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

A half hour later, crews were resigned to the barn's complete loss and committed themselves to protecting surrounding properties and vegetation.

franktown barn fire 3 (via franktown fire tweet)
(credit: Twitter/Franktown Fire Department)

Due to the barn's stores of hay, fire personnel expected to stay on the smoldering remains of the fire for several hours.

No injuries were reported.

 

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