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Firefighters, deputies, citizens stop ‘very scared horse’ from getting on E-470

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters with South Metro Fire Rescue and deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office worked to corral a horse that was running loose near a busy highway on Monday.

The horse was running loose near E-470 and South Peoria Street.

South Metro Fire said some “very helpful” community members also helped get the horse out of harm’s way.

Officials with South Metro Fire said they worked to keep the horse calm so it wouldn’t end up on the high-speed toll road.

They managed to secure it with a fence and rope a little after noon.

Crews don’t know where the horse came from or who owns it, but they said a rescue group would be taking care of it until the owner is found.