Fire destroys Halloween attraction in Parker

South Metro Fire Rescue calls blaze 'suspicious,' seeks 2

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A haunted house operated as a Halloween attraction at a Parker farm was destroyed by a large fire early Monday, South Metro Fire Rescue reported. The agency called the fire "suspicious."

The fire burned the Fright Acres haunted house at Flat Acres Farm, the agency said. No injuries or evacuations were reported and the structure was said to be unoccuplied at the time.

Firefighters were called at about 1:22 a.m. Monday to Flat Acres Farm at 11321 Dransfeldt Road and found a brush fire under way involving bales of straw, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. The fire occurred amid "very gusty winds," the fire agency tweeted. The location is near Twenty Mile Road and Parker Road.

Parker police, Douglas County sheriff's deputies and members of the nearby Franktown Fire Protection District were also on the scene to assist. Heavy equipment operators from Douglas County were called in to help firefighters move and break apart burning bales.

At 2:12 a.m., South Metro tweeted that the fire had been contained, but firefighting efforts continued. It took 70 people more than six hours to extinguish the flames, the agency said.

In an update Monday afternoon, South Metro said in a statement that its investigators were "seeking two persons of interest who were at the scene" of the fire.

It said that a surveillance video "shows two people arriving at the property and walking inside. A short time later flames are visible in the video."

The statement asked for anyone with information about the fire to contact Deputy Fire Marshal Tyler Everitt at 720-989-2233, or email tyler.everitt@southmetro.org.

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