Cherry Creek Trail Brush Fire
Just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2023, multiple 911 callers reported a vegetation fire burning along the Cherry Creek Trail east of Jordan Road and south of Broncos Parkway in Arapahoe County. With dry / windy conditions and an active Red Flag Warning, a large firefighting response was dispatched. Upon arrival, members found a small slow-moving fire found burning in grass, leaf litter and extending into the trees. Using a combination of hose lines and hand tools members quickly stopped forward progression of the fire and contained it to an area approximately a half-acre in size. Crews remained on scene for about 2-hours extinguishing hot spots. The SMFR Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating what caused the fire.