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Firefighters Rush To Another Grass Fire In Denver Metro Area

DENVER (CBS4) - Firefighters in Denver were seen tackling a grass fire near the Central Park neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. CBS4's Vice President and General Manager Tim Wieland says the fire in the Sand Creek Greenway was spreading up the hill toward homes before firefighters stopped it.

A grass fire near to residential homes broke out just after noon at Denver's Central Park in the green space area Saturday.

"It's just dry vegetation and winds and fire," said Greg Pixley, spokesman with Denver Fire. "They're still trying to get out the hot spots."

There's one crew working on it, he said. Officers are not investigating.

The fire was close to residential homes in the area near East 37th Avenue and Akron Street.

Crews were met with some gusty wind and dry conditions. Fortunately, it appears the fire was contained.

This grass fire is one of a few that popped up across the Denver metro area on Saturday as many of us experienced some of the warmest weather we've had for months.

At around 2:30 p.m., Boulder Police said they were helping Boulder Fire and Boulder Open Space with another fire near the NCAR building.

Video from Twitter user @drewish shows a large plume of smoke billowing over the foothills.

Boulder police say some residents should expect pre-evacuation notices shortly. Those notifications will reportedly come through Everbridge, they say.

The Rocky Mountain Arsenal later tweeted it was stopping planned prescribed burns and sending resources to the fire in Boulder County.

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(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

South Metro firefighters snuffed out a grass fire near South Parker Road and Main Street earlier in the day. They say they believe a lawnmower sparked it.

Another fire flared up near a Home Depot on Grant Street in Thornton. Authorities say it was extinguished at around 12 p.m. It's not clear what caused that fire.

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(credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

There were no reports of injuries at any of the fires.

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