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Crews mop up Green Mountain fire, size decreased to 96 acres

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Crews were mopping up and putting out two hot spots on Tuesday, one day after a fire broke out on Green Mountain that forced residents to evacuate.

West Metro Fire said crews will work into the interior of the fire on Tuesday and declared it was 100 percent contained late in the afternoon.

The fire was originally estimated to be at 300 acres but after more detailed mapping and crews walking the perimeter on Tuesday afternoon, it was scaled back to an estimated 96 acres.

Multiple crews from the metro area helped contain the wildfire after it broke out about 5:30 p.m. Monday. By 9:30 p.m., crews estimated the fire was 90 percent contained.

West Metro Fire said homes on South Deframe Way, West Exposition Drive and South Devinney Way were evacuated while crews were working the fire. Another 3,000 homes were put on standby for possible evacuations.

The evacuation orders were lifted about 9:40 p.m.

West Metro Fire said 12 agencies worked to put out the fire, including 160 firefighters, and several engines, tenders, brush truck and medical units were used.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.