Grass fire in Lakewood forces closures on Morrison Road

A grass fire broke out around 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, forcing road closures in Lakewood. Large plumes of smoke were visible across the metro area.

The large grass fire is burning off Morrison Road near Fox Hollow Golf Course and Bear Creek Lake Park. Morrison Road is closed in both directions in the area as West Metro and South Metro fire crews work on the blaze.

Officials have issued an evacuation order for residents from Morrison Road to Hampden Avenue and C-470 to Kipling Parkway. An evacuation center has been set up at Bear Creek High School.

Officials warn residents and drivers to stay clear of the area.

This story will be updated.

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