Heather Willard / NewsBreak Denver / Sept. 14, 2022
(Sedalia, Colo.) The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office closed a portion of Peterson Road near Sedalia Wednesday morning for a fire.
The fire, located at approximately 5747 Peterson Road., was first reported at 9:32 a.m. Peterson Road runs perpendicular to the CanAm Highway, U.S. 85. The property is commercial.
A report from South Metro Fire Rescue called the fire a “pallet” fire and noted no structures were threatened at the time, and no injuries have been reported.
The Douglas County helicopter was deployed to fight the fire, as were West Douglas Fire and South Metro Fire Rescue crews. The helicopter launch pad is nearby, allowing for quick deployment, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Cocha Heyden.
By 10:15 a.m., the fire was reported to be under control by South Metro Fire Rescue and crews were slated to remain on scene to address interior heat of pallet stacks.
There are currently no fire restrictions in Douglas County. Sheriff Tony Spurlock lifted the Stage 1 restrictions on July 28.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, south-west portions of the county have no drought conditions, while the eastern half is experiencing abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions. This is an improvement over conditions reported on July 26, which showed the county reporting abnormally dry, moderate and severe drought conditions.