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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- Crews battled two wind-driven fires in Douglas County on Tuesday morning, South Metro Fire Rescue said.

Multiple firefighters from the Castle Rock Fire Department and South Metro Fire Rescue fought a fire that burned at least three homes on North Foxtail Drive near North Bearlily Way.

Surrounding homes were evacuated as firefighters contended with high winds.

The fire was contained just before 11:30 a.m.

Farther south, four units from South Metro Fire Rescue assisted with the Larkspur Fire Department on a two-alarm wildland fire near Tomah Road and Dawson Butte.

A pre-evacuation notice was sent to the area of Keene Ranch for the Tomah Fire. Tomah Road was closed west of the fire at Bear Dance Drive.

Crews were able to contain the fire by 11 a.m. and were mopping up the scene. The pre-evacuation orders were also lifted.

The Douglas County Fairgrounds was opened to take in large animals.

No injures from either fire were reported.