Park County grass fire contained, evacuation order lifted

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PARK COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities lifted an evacuation order late Saturday afternoon after a grass fire threatened some residences earlier in the day.

Park County officials issued the mandatory evacuation order Sunday afternoon for the Ranch of the Rockies subdivision, which is about 75 miles west of Colorado Springs on the Park County border.

It was not immediately known how many people lived in the evacuation zone.

The fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. and initially covered five acres. Gusting winds and warm temperatures threatened to fan the blaze.

The fire was believed to be human caused.

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