Pre-Evacuation Notice Lifted In Douglas County For Tomah Fire

Tuesday, 17 Apr, 2018

Crews battled two wind-driven fires in Douglas County on Tuesday morning, South Metro Fire Rescue said.

Crews were able to contain the fire by 11 a.m. and were mopping up the scene. The pre-evacuation order has been lifted.

The Larkspur Fire Department estimates that the fire burned about 3/4 of an acre.

- The latest forecast, which includes a red flag warning, from KKTV's Emily Roehler.

Surrounding homes were evacuated as firefighters contended with high winds.

The homes in the area of Keene Ranch in Douglas County were placed on pre-evacuation notice due to the Tomah Fire.

Three fires have broken out in Douglas County on a day with extreme fire danger along the Front Range.

There were no immediate reports of injuries. Winds are between 30 and 40 miles per hour with gusts of up to 60 miles an hour according to the National Weather Service.

Small grass fires are also burning in Otero County.