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South Metro Fire Rescue trucking in 3,000 gallons of water for barn fire in unincorporated Douglas County

DougCo barn fire 12-4-23
DougCo barn fire 12-4-23
DougCo barn fire 12-4-23
Posted at 10:46 PM, Dec 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-05 11:18:09-05

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — South Metro Fire Rescue crews had to truck in water to battle a barn fire burning in unincorporated Douglas County Monday night, due to a lack of fire hydrants.

According to a social media post, the agency received multiple 911 reports of a building fire on Patty Lane near Jordan Road and Hess Road in unincorporated Douglas County.

There were no injuries, but SMFR said the barn fire threatened an adjacent home and spread to the grass. Firefighters stopped forward progress of the grass fire, according to the agency. They had to transport 3,000 gallons of water in at a time because there were no fire hydrants on the road.

South Metro Fire Rescue stayed on scene overnight Monday watching for hot spots. Investigators will begin working to determine what caused the fire Tuesday morning, South Metro Fire Rescue said.

DougCo barn fire 12-4-23

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