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3 brush fires break out across Front Range

DENVER -- A warm day combined with high winds and dry conditions created the perfect conditions for brush fires to break out across the Front Range on Wednesday.

All of the fires were quickly contained by firefighters and no structures were lost.

The first of the fires was the six-acre Arrowhead Fire near Conifer. The fire was located near Highway 285 and South Turkey Creek Road and forced home evacuations.

A second brush fire near Pena Boulevard and Tower Road near Denver International Airport was reported around 2:30 p.m., the Denver Fire Department said.

The fire caused RTD’s A Line to shut down at the 48th and Pena station.

The fire was quickly contained and A Line service was restored.

Brush fire near Tower Road. Photo: Tom Lubahn

Brush fire near Pena Boulevard and Tower Road. (Photo: Tom Lubahn)

A third fire burned near Interstate 25 and Thornton Parkway. The fire caused two lanes of southbound Interstate 25 to be closed while crews from three fire departments worked to contain the fire.

The Thornton fire burned five acres, the Thornton Fire Department said.