Fires in Green Mountain area are considered suspicious, authorities say
Authorities say a series of five wildfires in the Green Mountain area — including a 98-acre blaze Monday evening that prompted evacuations in Lakewood — appear to be suspicious.
West Metro Fire Rescue is asking for the public’s help in solving the open cases.
“Five fires occurred during the month of November, all but one were an acre or less in size,” West Metro said in a Thursday news release. “The most recent — the Green Mountain fire on Monday — threatened several homes.”
The Green Mountain fire was put out by a large contingent of firefighters and firefighting equipment.
Officials say a multiagency fire and law enforcement team is working to investigate the five fires. No structures were burned, and no one was injured in the blaze.