Firefighters: Green Mountain fires appear suspicious

Posted at 6:19 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 01:11:46-05

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Investigators say a series of fires in on or around Green Mountain in Jefferson County, including one that prompted evacuations on Monday, appear to be suspicious.

West Metro Fire Rescue issued a statement Thursday asking for the public's help in finding out how the fires in the Green Mountain area in Lakewood started. Officials didn't elaborate on why they think someone could have set the blazes.

Firefighters say there were five fires in the area in November. Monday night's fire quickly spread to about 100 acres on Green Mountain in gusty winds, the flames visible from downtown Denver. The others were all an acre or smaller.


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