Mandatory evacuations were put in place Monday near Highlands Ranch as fire crews began working to extinguish a blaze along Chatridge Court in Douglas County, Colorado.

The fire covers 456 acres and luckily, firefighters have successfully prevented it from spreading further into the Skydance Drive and Spirit Rock Point area of the BackCountry subdivision.

As reported by 9 News, two large air tankers, two small engine air tankers, one helicopter, one lead plane and one multi-mission aircraft are being used to fight the fire.

No structures have been damaged and no injuries have been reported, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO).

DCSO sent out evacuation alerts, directing those forced to flee to Thunder Ridge High School, located at 1991 W. Wildcat Reserve Pkwy., as the evacuation location.

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