PARK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters battled a small wildfire that broke out on Thursday evening. It was believed to be started by lightning.

The fire was burning below the Santa Maria Statute at Camp Santa Maria. It only burned for a short time before it was extinguished.

Sheriff Wegener said the fire was estimated to be one-half acre in size. The terrain is very rough in that area.

Firefighters from Platte Canyon, Elk Creek and volunteers from the YMCA fought the fire with hand tools. The fire is believed to have started from a lightning strike.

Wegener ordered a fire ban in Park County on Wednesday.

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