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Hay Fire In Parker Consumes Haunted House

UPDATE: Fright Acres Haunted House Reopens Following Fire That May Have Been Set By 2 People

PARKER, Colo. (CBS4) - Parker residents were warned to expect smoky conditions for several hours Monday morning while firefighters and equipment operators work to extinguish a blaze near Twenty Mile Road and South Parker Road.

The fire started in hay bales at 11321 Dransfeldt Road. South Metro first sent out a Twitter message about the department's initial response to the fire at 1:31 a.m.

Not quite 45 minutes later, South Metro's follow-up message stated the fire "would continue to burn for an extended period of time."

There are no evacuations necessary, the fire is contained, and no one has been injured, the department added. But gusty winds have complicated the already difficult task of extinguishing the hay fire.

A haunted house was destroyed.

Fire trucks called tenders are shuttling water to the area. Twenty Mile Road is currently closed as part of this operation.

Heavy equipment such as front end loaders are working to spread the hay bales in an effort to release heat and expose flames. But SMF stated that smoke from the incident will likely be visible through late morning.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but South Metro Fire spokesman Eric Hurst confirmed for CBS4 that it may have been deliberately set.

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"It is suspicious in nature," Hurst said. Hurst would not provide further details in order to protect the investigation into the blaze.

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Flat Acres Farm is the location of the incident, Hurst said.

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