Fires in Green Moun­tain area are con­sid­ered sus­pi­cious, au­thor­i­ties say

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Jesse Paul

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.

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